Father's Day Thank You by Janet Nolan

Father's Day Thank You

Janet Nolan


Father's Day Thank You by Janet Nolan

Harvey doesn't know what to get his father for Father's Day. It's especially hard when his older sisters and brother seem so sure that their presents are his favorites.Laurie Ann gives him a tieevery year! And Martin always gives him a box of nails. Nadine says Dad loves golf balls. How do they know he likes these presents so much? Because every year Dad gives them each a hug and says,';Thank you.' And they say, ';You're welcome.'The night before Father's Day, Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week. He picks up a crayon and starts to draw. And when Harvey gives his dad his present, it's Harvey who has said, ';Thank you.' And it's his dad who responds, ';You're welcome.'Janet Nolan, who lives in Illinois, has written a thoughtful and sweet Father's Day story. Kathi Ember's illustrations are full of youthful, childlike appeal. She lives in Pennsylvania.';Ember's anthropomorphized bear family displays a wide range of emotions, and their surroundings will be comforting and familiar to almost any reader. Best of all, Nolan and Ember have managed to highlight Harvey's gift while at the same time not belittling the gifts of the other children. A warm sentiment to share with any child shopping for Father's Day.' Kirkus Reviews';Ember elevates the cuddly factor by depicting the family members as clothed bears in settings and situations kids will recognize. . . . Librarians seeking simple Father's Day stories for their collections might find what they're looking for here.' Booklist';The illustrations are bright and expressive, and the rooms in the bears' cozy house are filled with homey details. An endearing story that will charm readers.' School Library Journal';This touching book is the story of a young child (from a bear family) looking for the perfect gift to give his father for Father's Day.' Children's LiteratureStanding on the rocky shore of Ireland's west coast, Janet Nolan saw the perfect setting for her first children's book. Janet has a master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy, and she has always been interested in communities and the stories the people who live in them tell. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two children, and dog.Kathi Ember is the illustrator of many books for children, includingSubstitute GroundhogandA Father's Day Thank You. She lives with her husband, three sheep, and four cats in an old stone farmhouse just outside of Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

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25th March 2014




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