Hi Judy! I love how your book features the relationship between a father and child. All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book. Let’s see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK!
On Daddies:Best Friend or Teacher?
Me: Best friend
On showing affection:
Smooches or hugs?
Ooh--a tough one. Smooches, I think
I like to get hugs from our daughter--she's a STRONG hugger.
Swings or Roller Coaster?
Swings, definitely swings
I'm a chicken!
On imaginary play:
Monsters or Kangaroos?
Monsters--more fun making goofy faces and sounds (Kangaroos are kinda quiet.)
On stuffed animals:
Bunnies or Bears?
Bunnies (I like the ears)
Peek-a-boo or Duck Duck Goose?
Duck Duck Goose
Night-light or Pitch black?
Pitch black for me
Nigh-light for daughter
Early Bird or Night Owl?
What Daddies Like or What Daddies Like?
Sneaky question! I like What Daddies Like! :-)
Thank you Judy!
Judy's inspiration for the book:
This book started when our daughter came into our lives and I watched my husband read "aren't mommies great," "a mommy's hug is the best hug," and other lovey-dovey books written with no fathers in sight. My husband is a devoted father who has been besotted with our daughter from the moment he met her in the delivery room. It broke my heart to experience the complete lack of books--especially for very young children--depicting happy, loving interactions between fathers and their children. One day I overheard my husband playing with our infant daughter; he said, "Daddies like hugs too." I thought, "That's what I need to write," and the book was born. I am so pleased to hear from new fathers who say they're thankful to have a book to read with their babies--that is the most fulfilling part of seeing my book go out into the world. The book works for any dad in any situation--married dads, single/divorced dads, same-sex couple dads, widowed dads--they can all see themselves represented in the book, and that makes me so very happy. (P.S.--the illustrator added a surprise "spot the toy bunny" game throughout the book, which I LOVE!)
Judy Carey Nevin is a mommy who likes seeing her daughter and husband play together. She likes listening to their laughter and seeing their love for each other--AND eating the delicious blueberry pancakes they make almost every weekend. Judy is the director of a library in Ohio. She really likes her life with her family and their slightly neurotic dog. What Daddies Like is her debut picture book.