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You Can Do Anything, Daddy by Michael Rex

You Can Do Anything, Daddy

by Michael Rex

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"You Can Do Anything, Daddy!" is a wonderfully written book from Michael Rex. The story starts when a young boy asks his dad if he would save him if he was taken by pirates. The story continues to escalate and grow as the pirates turn into gorilla pirates and eventually robot gorilla pirates. Throughout the story the dad is not only chasing these pirates but he is also having to battle his way past sharks, tigers, snakes, and vultures. In the end the dad saves his son and his son gives him some cold apple juice and bandages up his scrapes and cuts. I really enjoyed this book because it was a favorite of my oldest son when he was four years old. My son loved the concept of the book and would ask me questions similar and his questions would continue to escalate and get more and more creative just like the boy in the book. The artwork in this book is amazing and helped my son to really get into the story. Some classroom extensions that could be done with this book would be to have the students draw a picture of their hero that would save them and another would be to ask the students what kind of ideas they have about what other situations or obstacles would their hero save them from. ( )
  chad.erickson | Feb 1, 2017 |
Super book for dads to read with the kids. Involves a daring rescue from robot gorilla pirates from Mars, snakes and vultures. In the end, its the kid who truly saves the day. What more could you ask from a bedtime story with dad? Illustrations are fun, colorful and go well with the text. Dad has a nice receding hairline. ( )
  MrsBond | Sep 19, 2008 |
A boy asks his father what he would do in different far-fetched situations, and the father always answers back about how he would save his son. ( )
  kidlit9 | Dec 17, 2007 |
A boy and his father recount the lengths that they would go to for each other, becoming more and more absurd. Funny yet sweet. ( )
  jeriannthacker | Oct 26, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399242988, Hardcover)

If your dad is willing to save you from pirates, gorilla pirates, robot gorilla pirates and even robot gorilla pirates from Mars, you know he’ll do anything for you. And if that makes your dad hungry and thirsty or if he gets cuts and bruises, you know just how to take care of him right back. An adventurous tale of the heroic lengths fathers and sons will go for each other that will elicit gasps, giggles and warm contented sighs.

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After receiving assurances that his father would save him from increasingly dangerous and scary pirates, a boy reassures his father in return.

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