Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 1 to 3
The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.
Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs. Children from various familial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds interact with their fathers. The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and child as they have fun exploring the images together.
Mi Papa explores a young child’s world using photographs of a variety of children in natural settings, interacting with their fathers.
About the authors
Debbie Bailey has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.Ed., and an M.A. in Applied Psychology. Her interest in board books developed when she began reading to her daughter. Debbie teaches kindergarten.
Sue Huszar has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. She started out as a photojournalist but went on to establish her own studio.
“Children and adults will enjoy exploring the pictures and text, which invite and encourage language development.”
“Gloriously simple but effective . . . Very nicely done.”
Halifax Daily News
“Explores a topic familiar to most preschoolers . . . Huszar’s photographs support the concepts and have a good multicultural representation.”
School Library Journal
“Adults and young children should find much to talk about when sharing this series together. The Talk-About-Books have been designed with great care. Pages are easy to turn, illustrations are large and framed with primary colors, the few words are carefully chosen and clearly laid out. Highly recommended for children three and under.”