Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein


Tad and Dad by David Ezra Stein

Tad spends every day with his awesome dad, and shares a lily pad with him at night. But now little Ted is getting bigger. He's growing new parts and reaching new heights. His dad is very proud, but when Ted's accomplishments carry over into nighttime-bringing lots of wiggling, croaking, and kicking in his sleep-the lily pad starts to feel mighty crowded. Eventually, Tad realizes it's time for a lily pad of his own-but will Dad be ready? Children and parents will relate to Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's expressive tale. The frogs' body language and family dynamics will evoke nods of recognition and lots of laughs!


Comically expressive, deftly conveying the energy of the wee frog and the exasperation of his dad with thick black strokes filled with swampy watercolor washes in mixed layouts ranging from spreads to cleverly focused vignettes. Children will laugh at Tad s antics while parents will sympathize with father frog s disturbed sleep. A wonderful bedtime or froggy-themed storytime read. School Library Journal

A humorous treatment of a common bedtime problem. Brilliant watercolors accented with Crayola zing with energy in splashy two page spreads. The green amphibian s round pink mouth humorously BUURRPPs with noise. Dad s comical face expresses gloom, dismay, and pride over Tad s antics. Parents will recognize the bleary-eyed adult s eyes when he says, Is it morning already? Booklist

About the Author

David Ezra Stein is the creator of many award-winning picture books, including Interrupting Chicken - which was awarded a prestigious Caldecott Honor - Because Amelia Smiled and Dinosaur Kisses. He lives with his family in Kew Gardens, New York.

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40 pages


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Publication date

1st June 2015



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