This is the story about how a dad tries to distract his daughter when she has hurt herself or feels ill. These are all real moments.
Written by Andrew Rogerson, this book is for anyone who enjoys reading time with their children. It especially highlights the unique relationship between a father and his daughter and shows how acting silly can sometimes distract and defuse a tricky situation.
The book is beautifully illustrated by Christopher Dodd who has a unique perspective because he has known the author for many years and has seen Poppy grow up from being a toddler. The illustrations offer an insight into the world of books and well-known children’s characters providing a wonderful point of discussion between parent and child.
I read this book with my soon to be four year old daughter and she really enjoyed it!
She is a little accident prone at times, mainly as she runs everywhere and she does have a few bumps and bruises so this was one that she was really able to understand.
We liked the story and the way that the dad tried to distract her and as a mum it was great seeing the references to the different books and stories too – plenty for her to be entertained by and lots more to the book that just the story as well – a great idea and it make sit a book that you can read over and over as you are looking for different things each time.
It is 5 stars from me for this one, easy to read and follow with some great illustrations – very highly recommended and really enjoyable too!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew is 52 and lives near Liverpool with his wife and family. He has always loved theatre and music and runs a youth theatre for The Arts Project based in Widnes, Cheshire. He sometimes plays double bass in a band called The Chimps. His youngest daughter is the subject of the books in the Poppy and Dad series of books.