|Daddy honk honk!
Author: Bonnet, Rosalinde
With a little help from his friends on the tundra, an arctic fox learns how to be a good daddy to a noisy gosling.
Kirkus Reviews (04/01/17)
School Library Journal (04/01/17)
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School Library Journal - 04/01/2017 PreS—When Aput, an arctic fox, finds a goose egg on the tundra, he becomes an instant father. As soon as the adorable chick hatches, her first words are "Daddy Honk Honk!" Aput is not sure he knows how to raise the wee gosling, so he goes in search of a foster family. Mama lemming has no room but gives Aput a tiny striped hat to keep the little one warm. Lily the rabbit offers some food, and Nanouk the yoga-practicing bear recommends lots of sleep for babies. As Aput and the gosling's journey together progresses, the fox takes in all of the advice and starts to delight in his paternal role. Bonnet's winsome watercolor illustrations show the energetic hatchling perched on Aput's tail while the fox cooks in the kitchen. At the end of the day, the pair snuggle in a rocking chair and enjoy a bedtime story. Under the northern lights, Aput and friends name his new baby Aurora, and they joyfully celebrate her birth. VERDICT Perfect for Father's Day, this sweet tale shows how love makes a family. A great choice for one-on-one and small group sharing.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ont. - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.