Thursday, June 11, 2015

ALL THE LITTLE FATHERS by Margaret Wise Brown, Marilyn Faucher (Illustrator)

Hardcover 30 pages
Published May 8th 2015 by Parragon Inc.
IBN13 9781472378170

About Book

Animals have fathers, just like you. Fathers that play with them, care for them, and love them. All the fathers are looking after their children in this fun and playful story by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

About Author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading.

She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them.

She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper.

Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.


My Thoughts

With Father's Day right around the corner this little picture book will stir a child's imagination as to the things fathers do for and with them out of love.  In this book animals are the fathers and it is fun to see  and read about their paternal connection with their children within the animal kingdom.

What are some of your childhood memories with your father that left you knowing he loved you?  Have you seen any animals making this special connection?

It does not have to be Father's Day to make special memories out of love with your father. So make some special memories!

I highly  recommend this book!

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy  of  this book from NetGalley/Parragon Inc. for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I'm sure my little girl would love it!

  2. Sounds like a great book. I'm sure my little girl would love it!


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