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The Resource A father's love, Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan

A father's love, Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan

Label
A father's love
Title
A father's love
Statement of responsibility
Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan
Title variation
fathers love
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout the animal kingdom and within snug houses, fathers express love for their children in their own unique ways. Includes facts about the animals featured
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1–This quiet, gracefully crafted picture book features the unique bond between father and child that can be as soft as the snow and as warm as the shining sun. Told through a tender, rhyming narrative, animal fathers around the world are shown caring for their young. A red fox tends to his family, a seahorse dad keeps his babies safe in his pouch, while a father emu raises chicks. Warm pencil-and-ink artwork colored digitally in earth tones illustrates the unconditional love and protection provided by fathers from all over the map and the animal kingdom. The story ends with the reassuring message that no matter what, "A father's love is always there./A father's love is…/…everywhere," and end pages that include facts about the included animal fathers and how they care for their young. VERDICT This gentle celebration of fathers will resonate with readers both young and old. It's a perfect choice for all picture book shelves, a lapsit story, or a gift for a new dad.Brianne Colombo, Fairfield Free Public Library, NJ --Brianne Colombo (Reviewed 06/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 5, p57)
  • Holt writes in singsong verse about the ways different animal fathers show love for their babies. Animal pairs appear in a range of habitats: “A father toad dives quick, unseen/ beneath a creekside evergreen./ While he glides,/ his babies gleam./ This father’s love/ flows like a stream.” In digitally colored art that skews flat on the page, flecks, speckles, and dashed lines texturize the animals’ fur, skin, and feathers. Back matter identifies the featured animals in more detail, describing how the fathers care for their young: “Emu fathers build the nest, keep eggs warm, and raise chicks all by themselves.” Two human fathers are also included, holding their sleeping infants: “A father’s love could hold the world.” A sweet-natured, if slight, look at the father-child bond. Ages 3–7. (Apr.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/11/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 10, p)
  • Various animal dads show how they care for their young in this gently rhyming book ideal for bedtime. Spreads familiarize readers with nine species of animals found in different regions of the world and in different habitats (a concluding world map shows their locations), providing color recognition practice and introducing similes and metaphors along the way. "Across a field of HAZY YELLOW, / this lion stalks a lazy fellow. / He charges Dad with baby claws. / This father's love has velvet paws." Backmatter gives a bit more information about each of the nine species, which helps readers parse the midwife toad that sits with eggs around his backside in one spot illustration and with tadpoles swimming about him in another. A penguin dad keeps his chick warm, a fox keeps his family safe by digging burrows (and by providing food: In the illustration, he has a gray rodent in his mouth). A marmoset dad carries his baby, a sea horse hatches his young, and falcons, wolves, and emus round out the animals. A final spread of diverse human dads and babies sharing hugs, snuggles, books, and sleep is the perfect nightcap. Most of Holt's rhyming couplets scan well. Chan's pen-and-pencil outlines are filled with digital color; parallel hatched lines indicate fur in the stylized illustrations, keeping the animals from appearing overly cute; none are anthropomorphized. A sweet bedtime book about fathers and how their "love is everywhere." (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10767783
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holt, Hannah
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chan, Yee Von
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Father and child
  • Parental behavior in animals
  • Love
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
A father's love, Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062110115
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780525514206
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602589
Label
A father's love, Hannah Holt ; illustrated by Yee Von Chan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062110115
Dimensions
23cm.
Extent
unnumbered pages
Isbn
9780525514206
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1103602589

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