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My Daddy Rules the World
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads | Hope Anita Smith
51 posts | 17 read
A picture book of poems that celebrate fathers from a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor--winning poet. Who is your hero? Whos your best friend? Who says he loves you again and again? Daddy! Told through the voice of a child, Anita Hope Smith's My Daddy Rules the World collection of poems celebrates everyday displays of fatherly love, from guitar lessons and wrestling matches to bedtime stories, haircuts in the kitchen, and cuddling in bed. These heartwarming poems, together with bold folk-art-inspired images, capture the strength and beauty of the relationship between father and child. A Christy Ottaviano Book
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ds111717

“His eyes look at my eyes,
and his voice is real low.
He says, “Buddy, there's something
I want you to know.
Wherever you go
and whatever you do,
we'll always be best friends.
That will always be true.“

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ds111717

I would use this book in my classroom because it is full of positive experiences that children can relate to or if they are missing their dad, they can read the book and remember things about him. However, I would keep in mind that some of my students may not have a father figure so I would be sure to incorporate other pieces of literature such as books about moms, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

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ds111717
Pickpick

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads written by Hope Anita Smith. This book is full of poems that pay tribute to dads and father figures around the world, giving examples and stories of how impactful a dad can be and how much a dad loves you. Readers are able to relate to these images that are shown through the stories.

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mack2799
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mack2799
Mehso-so

This poetry book itself was really cute and contained a lot of rhyming characteristics with an involveness of figurative language and stories being told. The book was a collection of different poems all relating back to a child's dad. It is meant to evoke emotion and can allow kids to make connections to themselves along the way of reading them. Like i said, not all may have dads though and you'd have to be careful when integrating into classroom!

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mack2799

This book is fun to read and a lot of kids will like reading it. However, if you are to integrate this into the classroom, you might need to think about if all kids actually have dads. Maybe they have same sex parents, or no parents, or grandparents only. A lot of factors could throw or make this turn off from the overall great story this is meant to be!

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sarabellini

Sometimes I forget
I'm supposed to be good.
I do what I want
and not what I should.

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sarabellini
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I loved how this book of poems included a lot of diversity in the illustrations with the people. The illustrations were folk-art inspired and went well with the heart warming poems.

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sarabellini
Pickpick

I loved this book of poems because they are told through the voice of a child. These poems celebrate everyday displays of fatherly love. I loved how these poems rhyme and show the beauty of the relationship between father and child.

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Kyle Donahue

“When Daddy is sleeping, I don't make a sound.

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Kyle Donahue

This book is a great read for young children and can inspire stories about their dad.

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Kyle Donahue
Pickpick

This book of poems describe perfectly what it is like to be around a father. It is very descriptive in that detail. Some of them rhyme and are very natural in their flow.

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cparsley
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the quote i chose was this page and i didn‘t like it much becuase it‘s not inclusive of other people loving a child

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cparsley

In my opinion this wouldn‘t be a good book to use in the classroom becuase i don‘t think it‘s inclusive.

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cparsley
Panpan

This is a poetry book. the only thing i really like in this book is the illustrations and the pages that rhyme

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keetoncarter
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keetoncarter

I do not think that this book is practical in a classroom setting. I do not know what you would use this for.