Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 40 pages, 11.38 × 8.75 × 0.5 in
Published: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0316209171
ISBN - 13: 9780316209175
From the Publisher
Every morning, I play a game with my father.He goes knock knockon my doorand I pretend to be asleeptill he gets right next to the bed.And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."
But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn''t come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.
About the Author
Daniel Beaty is an award-winning writer, performer, educator, and empowerment expert. His works have been shared throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa in the area''s of children''s and adult literature, music, theater, film, and television. He has performed at The White House and has graced the stage of The Kennedy Center, as well as HBO and BET. His website is danielbeaty.com.
Bryan Collier has illustrated more than twenty-five picture books, including the award-winning Dave the Potter and Fifty Cents and a Dream, and has received numerous awards, including three Caldecott Honors and four Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives with his wife and children in Marlboro, New York. His website is bryancollier.com.
"The intimate nature of the text and the detailed visual environment are more suited for close sharing than a storytime, but the book''s versatility suggests that it will see extended use."-The Bulletin