Daddy Cuddle

Written by Kate Mayes
Illustrated by Sara Acton

For ages 0 to 3

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This book is best for:
  • first words: daddy
  • /d/ sound
  • action verbs


It’s very early in the morning, still quiet and dark. Daddy is fast asleep, but one little bunny is ready to start the day! Obviously, Dad needs to wake up too! The tension builds as Bunny tries more and more things to tempt Daddy to get out of bed. Daddy finally wakes up and asks Bunny to join him in bed for a story and a cuddle. The soft illustrations set a familiar scene, which most parents and children will relate to.

“Daddy up? Daddy ball? Daddy bike?” Daddy Cuddle mimics the early language skills of young readers. Children will love exploring the beautiful illustrations in the book and labelling all the familiar items. The repetitive use of ‘daddy’ in this book, makes it a great choice if you’re working on the /d/ sound. The story also models many action verbs for those kiddies who need to increase their vocabulary of verbs.

For further speech and language targets, see the list below.

Book Details

Narrative Structure: Action Sequence

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • places - bedroom, home
  • people
  • toys
  • dads
  • families
  • love

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /d/ (dark, daddy)
  • action verbs
  • labelling
  • temporal concepts (morning)
  • time
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Children's Books in 2015 (ISBN: 9780733334054)

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