My Daddy Likes to Say

Daddies of the world rejoice! You finally get to have your say! Following in the footsteps of the charming My Momma Likes to Say now comes My Daddy Likes to Say. Thousands of proverbs and idioms are found in the English language. Derived from many sources and cultures, oftentimes they can be confusing. The buck stops here My daddy likes to say I'm not sure what he means But I like it anyway. Can deer read? Do they know Red means stop And green means go? This latest entry in the "Likes to Say" series continues the tradition of using hilarious visual interpretations of oft-used sayings as a fun and useful tool in language education.Denise Brennan-Nelson grew up in a large family and her dad had many things he liked to say. This is her fourth "Likes to Say" book. Her other books include Willow and Buzzy the Bumblebee. When she's not traveling the country speaking to schoolchildren and teachers, Denise makes her home in Howell, Michigan. Jane Monroe Donovan has illustrated numerous titles for Sleeping Bear Press includingBlack Beauty's Early Days in the Meadow; the bestselling Winter's Gift; and all of the "Likes to Say" books. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$15.95 $15.95
Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level
Dewey 398.9
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781585364329)
Copyright 2009
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations
  • Delaware Diamonds Book List: A Children's Choice Award, Short-listed, 2010
  • Unversity of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction (CELI) Children's Read Aloud Book Award, Winner, 2009

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Author: Denise Brennan-Nelson

Denise Brennan-Nelson has written a number of books for children, including Tallulah: Mermaid of the Great Lakes, Leopold the Lion, Someday Is Not a Day of the Week, My Momma Likes to Say, and the popular Willow series. As a national speaker, Denise encourages adults and children to tap into their imaginations to create richer, fuller lives. She travels the country, sharing her reading and writing enthusiasm with schoolchildren and teachers. Denise lives in Howell, Michigan with her husband, Bob. She strives to spend each day teaching and learning with a creative spirit. Find out more about Denise at

Illustrator: Jane Monroe Donovan

Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. Her affection for animals is reflected in much of her subject matter. Jane makes her home in Pinckney, Michigan, with her husband and their two sons, along with a menagerie of pets. Jane is the author and illustrator of Winter's Gift.

Full-color illustrations