Daniel Beaty, Author
Bryan Collier, Illustrator
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Fiction, Dec. 17, 2013
Suitable for Ages: 4-8
Themes: Fatherless sons, Separation, Loss, Hope
Opening: Every morning, I play a game with my father. He goes KNOCK KNOCK on my door, and I pretend to be asleep till he gets right next to the bed. Then I get up and jump into his arms. “Good morning, Papa!” And my papa, he tells me, “I love you.” We share a game…KNOCK KNOCK.
Synopsis: Every morning a boy plays a game with his father. Then one day the knock doesn’t come. The boy’s father is gone and is not there to help him get ready for school, cook his breakfast or help him with homework. One day he finds a letter from is father on the desk in his room. His…
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