A young hippo is delighted when his father, who doesn't usually get home until his son is asleep, decides to set aside special evenings for the two of them to work together on special projects....
|Title||:||When Daddy Comes Home|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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When Daddy Comes Home Reviews
This fictional book is about a little hippo who does not get to spend much time with his dad. His dad usually comes home when the little boy hippo is asleep. The reason why his father comes home late is because he is a writer for the newspaper. The little boy mentions how his friend Tucky's dad reads with him before he goes to sleep. The little hippo finally gets to spend an exciting night building a radio with his dad before going to sleep. Days later the little hippo shared his radio with his friend Tucky and Tucky retold the little hippo some stories his dad had read for him. I will use this text in my classroom when encouraging my students to share with each other special things they do with their parents or relatives. The illustrations in the book are fun and will keep the children's interest while the text is being read. Students can even tell the story by just looking at the illustrations. The author Susan Davis wrote this book based on her relationship with her dad. This text is related to my topic because it shows how some families can be different only because of the parents occupation. A parents occupation affects the time the necessary time a child gets to spend with their parent(s) (night shifts).
This book provides us with some interesting vocabulary, using words such as, crystal radio, invisable sound waves, City Hall, weather and forecast, sports report, instructions, and Paul Revere. This story is not only a story that most students can relate to, being that the book is about spending time with one's father, but it also introduces some fascinating words for student inquiry.