My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads

My Daddy Rules the World: Poems about Dads

Written and Illustrated by: Hope Anita Smith
Publisher: Christy Ottaviano Books (Henry Holt and Company Books for Young Readers) (May 16, 2017)

My Daddy Rules the World is a picture book of poems that celebrate fathers, written by a two-time Coretta Scott King Honor-winning poet.

"Who is your hero? Who’s your best friend?
Who says he loves you again and again?

Told through the voice of a child, Anita Hope Smith's collection of poems celebrates everyday displays of fatherly love, from guitar lessons and wrestling matches to bedtime stories, haircuts in the kitchen, and cuddling in bed. These heartwarming poems, together with bold folk art-inspired images, capture the strength and beauty of the relationship between father and child.

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