"My Mom made a list and she gave it to us, To me and my Dad, and we went on the bus. We got off the bus at the stop by the shop, Dad found us a cart and then..."As a child, I had always loved the days of shopping with my Dad and how I would look forward to just pushing the cart together. Sometimes we would just take walks together with my doll, just the 3 of us strolling down the dirt path together.
Barefoot Books has a very cool book about those same kind of special memories, There is just something about a little girl and her Dad, taking Mommy's shopping list, and being on an adventure together. What happens inside the grocery store will amuse and delight you with a warm resolution in the end of the story.
This delightful children's book is available in Hardcover for $16.99, as well as Paperback for $7.99.
About The Book:
Shopping with Dad
Venture to the grocery store with this father-daughter duo on a very lively shopping trip. As their cart swings down the aisles, the pair create minor calamity left and right. The rhyming, bouncy text teaches an important lesson about accidents and responsibility, all with a healthy dose of humor.
Ages 3 to 7 years
Written By: Matt Harvey
Illustrated By: Miriam Latimer
About The Author:
Matt Harvey's artwork and design is beautiful. Visit his website, his art and design portfolio, and just keeping up to date with his projects. http://mattharvey.com/
About The Illustrator:
Miriam Latimer is quite popular in the barefoot Books community! Are you familiar with her other works? Here's a list of some of her works that come to mind.
1. Emily's Tiger
2. Ruby's School Walk
3. The Prince's Bedtime
4. Shrinking Sam
Enjoy Miriam Latimer's website: http://www.miriamlatimer.co.uk/
Back to our story. Well, everything seems to be going well with lots of giggles because mommy put some funny names on her shopping list! Once inside the store, something happens!
Find out more about the sweet, honest moral lesson towards the back of the book. A rich, quality experience for the whole family. A must read! ***** stars!
Get the book: http://ladyd.barefootbooks.com
What Others Say:
While grocery shopping with her dad, a rambunctious young girl can't hold back a sneeze that sets off a chain reaction: "That sneeze was fantastic. It made my Dad jump,/And his jump gave the woman beside him a bump/And she went, 'Aaarrrggghhh!' and swung around in alarm,/And her bag hit a woman, who jogged a man's arm." The sneeze is given a spread with the offender in the left-hand corner and a large-print "Ah-Ah-Chooooooo!!!" dominating the pages and surrounded by flying broccoli, cans of pet food, fruit, and even a dog. After Dad is blamed and his daughter confesses, the formerly angry shoppers work together to restore order. The cartoon mixed-media illustrations depict a lively hubbub amid plenty of color in the spilled ketchup, jars of pickles, etc., and various styles of dress on the diverse mix of people. Funny and warmhearted, this story will be enjoyed one-on-one and handy in classrooms where fingers are pointed: "Accidents happen,/it's always a shame,/But when push comes to shove,/there's no one to blame."—Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA
The cartoon mixed-media illustrations depict a lively hubbub amid plenty of color in the spilled ketchup, jars of pickles, etc., and various styles of dress on the diverse mix of people. Funny and warmhearted, this story will be enjoyed one-on-one and handy in classrooms where fingers are pointed. --School Library Journal
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