Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl

Garrison Keillor
Illustrator:  Robin Preiss Glasser 
Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Hyperion, 2005   ISBN: 978-1423105145

You may not know this but little girls have a very special relationship with their daddies. We are going to take a couple of glimpses into the life of one particular daddy and his little girl and you will see what I mean.

Here he is changing her diaper. Now you would think that this at least should be a very unpleasant situation and yet instead of holding his nose here he is playing around and making his little girl laugh.

Now it is time to give the little girl a meal. She likes to eat all kinds of things but there is one thing she likes more than anything else - bananas. Her proud Papa now proceeds to tell us all about her gastronomic adventures and how she has tried everything from falafel to filet mignon and from sushi to sauerbraten. And yet, she always comes back to her favorite in the end.

Finally we get to see the smitten daddy with his little girl dancing together at a wedding. This time the loving father truly celebrates his love for his little girl as he dances with her, hoping all the while that when she grows up and goes off to have her adventures that she won't forget to "remember your old man."