Nancy Paulsen Books Daddy Speaks Love
Nancy Paulsen Books Daddy Speaks Love

Daddy Speaks Love

By Leah Henderson

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Publication Date: January 4, 2022

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

A moving tribute to the joy and grounding that fathers bring to their children’s lives.

On that very first day,

     Bundled in blankets,

     You cried to be heard.

     “Shh, baby bird, I’ve got you,”

     are Daddy’s first words.

What does a daddy do? From day one, this daddy speaks love to his little one. And along with that love, his words and actions speak many other things, too: like truth, joy, comfort, and pride. Like many dads, he answers a million questions and tries to make sure that days are full of fun adventures, giggles, and hugs. Dads are good at scaring away imaginary monsters, and honest about how to confront the real ones too. They set an example for the future, speaking out for equality and justice, while sharing lessons from the past. But most of all, daddies encourage their young ones to fight for a better world, with the comfort of knowing their dads are right beside them.

About the Author

Leah Henderson (leahhendersonbooks.com) also wrote the picture books Mamie on the Mound and Together We March, as well as the middle grade novels The Magic in Changing Your Stars and One Shadow on the Wall. She mentors at-risk teens in self-empowerment, business, and writing, and is on the Highlights Foundation faculty and a committee for We Need Diverse Books. She is on the faculty of the Spalding University MFA program, and lives in Washington, D.C.

Author Residence: Washington, DC

E. B. Lewis (eblewis.com) is the acclaimed illustrator of more than seventy picture books, including Dark Was the Night (by Gary Golio), Each Kindness, The Other Side, and Caldecott Honor book Coming on Home Soon (all by Jacqueline Woodson); Preaching to the Chickens (by Jabari Asim); and several Coretta Scott King Award winners, such as Talkin' About Bessie: The Story of Aviator Elizabeth Coleman and The Bat Boy and His Violin. He taught art in public schools for twelve years, and currently teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He lives in Folsom, New Jersey.

Illustrator Residence: Folsom, New Jersey

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Publication Date: January 4, 2022

ISBN: 9780593354360

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