Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

Posted: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 8:39 am

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Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too

Anna Dewdney

2014

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Laela T

Kids

Picture book

families, parenting

In brief

5

Hip, hip, hooray! It's a super-duper daddy and daughter day. The perfect read for little ones and their exceptional dads.

What does the modern, busy dad look like? You need look no further than this endearing book by Anna Dewdney, author of the Llama Llama series. Nelly Gnu's dad not only builds things, he can paint and cook and read stories. Nelly's dad can find lost things, be patient and tuck little gnus in at night. Dad Gnu and Nelly, too, love each other; yes, it's true.

This extraordinary rhyming book introduces gnus (and Nelly Gnu, in particular!) to young readers. In real life, gnus are not all that cute, but in this book they are just darling. Nelly Gnu has bright, eye-catching illustrations with fun, quirky details. There is even a cameo by Llama Llama and his momma. I fell in love with the father-daughter interactions and I'm sure you will, too.