Title Mommy, Tell Me a Story about What Daddy Does
Author: Kristi Grimm
Illustrator: Dave Grimm
Year Published: 2nd ed. 2013
About the Authors: Kristi and her husband Dave work as a team. Dave Illustrates and Kristi writes. Kristi is a paraplegic from a horseback riding accident when she was 15. Dave worked as a city sanitation driver for over 25 years. Together, Kristi and Dave have 4 sons- the youngest of which is seen in her Mommy, Tell Me series of books.
Review: What a great story with a wonderful message that every child should hear – early!
I love this book for three main reasons. First, the story promotes recycle, renew and reuse – the three most important things that we must do today to help our environment. Second, the illustrations are amazing. You see every meticulous pencil stroke. The colors pop out of the book – bringing the story to life. Third, I love the rhyme. Rhyming helps with vocabulary, literacy, and understanding.
The story starts with a little boy, anticipating the arrival of his Dad from work, asks his Mom to tell him a story about what his Daddy does. She tells a story of a chimp named Charlie. Charlie wonders where the garbage goes. Through his exploration, he learns some really sad facts, and decides to take some action to make things better.
Make sure to check out the 2nd edition. It has some great surprises that your kids will love!
The story is very easy to follow. The message is amazing! I love that Charlie takes the lead! Charlie, truly a chimp with a heart – is a lovable and memorable character. The illustrations are absolutely “jaw dropping”. I love the rhyme. This book great for kids!
I easily give this great story 5 stars – no doubt!
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