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The Resource When Daddy prays, written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Tim Ladwig

When Daddy prays, written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Tim Ladwig

Label
When Daddy prays
Title
When Daddy prays
Statement of responsibility
written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Fourteen graceful poems portray a small boy's relationship with his prayerful father. Whether the narrator is at bat for his team, coming home from school, helping to weed a garden, or being tucked in at night, he "hears" his father praying. Each poem in a different cadence fits the mood of the experience. The title poem is almost a lullaby: "When Daddy prays / my fear of darkness disappears / and angels tiptoe down the hall. / I hear them through the door and wall. / They whisper in a velvet husssshhh / that floats me off to sleep / when Daddy prays." Several of the poems seem to be from an adult perspective rather than a small boy's. Finding his Daddy in prayer, he kneels beside him knowing what to say: "Our Father, whose heart is heaven . . . " The first poem entitled "A Father's Prayer" reads, in part, "May my children see / beyond my muscles / to your strength. / May they find across my broad shoulders / the imprint of your wings." Bold, strong pictures match the poetry and anchor the writing in an everyday world. Daddy is a tall, muscular man, at times overpowering the pictures and projecting a protective feeling very much in keeping with the poetry. Predominant colors of deep browns and yellows depict an African-American family in a warm home atmosphere. Close-ups of father and son contrast with outdoor scenes and give liveliness to the pages. The jacket is striking and depicts the small boy dressed in his Daddy's clothes, looking in a mirror in which the image of his father looks out, dressed in the same clothes as the child. A unique offering for a family read-aloud. (Poetry. 4-6) (Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 2002)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
214054
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimes, Nikki
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 3
Reading level
4.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ladwig, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Christian poetry, American
  • Prayer
  • Fathers
  • Prayer
  • Christian life
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
Target audience
juvenile
Label
When Daddy prays, written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
In this collection of poems, a child expresses love and affection for Daddy and reflects on the many times Daddy talks to God
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
421065
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802851529
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802851529
  • (Sirsi) ADE-2579
Label
When Daddy prays, written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Tim Ladwig
Publication
Copyright
Note
In this collection of poems, a child expresses love and affection for Daddy and reflects on the many times Daddy talks to God
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
421065
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802851529
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99041459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color, illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802851529
  • (Sirsi) ADE-2579

Library Locations

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      710 W. Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX, 78701, US
      30.2713021 -97.7460168
    • Howson BranchBorrow it
      2500 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX, 78703, US
      30.2982508 -97.7675915
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