I love everything by Sleeping Bear Press. This book is no exception. Not only is it a Sleeping Bear Press publication, but it's a book about . . . books! I love books, so this one is especially fantastic.
Say Daddy! is a cute story about a baby bear; from the time he is born, all of his family take turns reading books to him and encouraging him to say their names. At the end of the story, they are all surprised when baby's first word is "book". The story is sweet, the illustrations are exceptional, and the ending is a surprise.
Say Daddy! is a hardback book with dust jacket. The back cover of the dust jacket says, "Reading aloud to a child can be the most special time of the day!" It includes a list of benefits of reading aloud as well as some read-aloud tips.
I must say that my 2-year-old, who has never sat through the reading of an entire book, has picked this book as his favorite. Even though the book is rather large in size, he carries it around. He brings it to me several times a day and says "book"; and he will gladly sit still and listen to the entire story. He loves to repeat the names of the family members and say "book" at the end. He is the real "reviewer" here because this book has stolen his heart and developed a love of reading in him that we have never seen before. That's exciting to me!
At a price of $15.95, this book is one I'd definitely recommend. You'll read it over and over again and be proud to display it on your bookshelf.