Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Good Morning, Harry - Good Night, Daddy by Katy Beebe - OPTIONAL

Good Morning, Harry - Good Night, Daddy by Katy Beebe, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. PICTURE BOOK. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2018. $16. 9780802854506.



As Harry heads home for the night with his grandma, mother and younger brother, his dad is headed off to work in London. Their stories run parallel as Dad goes through his working hours and Harry gets ready for bed and sleeps through the night. When the morning comes, Harry is ready to start his day and Dad is home!

This is a nice, but unremarkable, story. The setting in England is fun for Anglophile parents, but will also make some of the story feel unfamiliar to American kids. I imagine the story could be a good pick for children who have a parent working a graveyard shift, but otherwise its fairly forgettable. The illustrations are very nice and I'd love to see more from the illustrator but this isn't a book you need to rush off and get for you library.

Reviewer: TC

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