by Daniel Beaty, Bryan Collier (Artist)
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.
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.
Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me
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. 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.
Winner of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award
A 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Book
A 2013 Parents' Choice Award Winner for Picture Books
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Age range: 3 - 6 Years
-Fathers and sons -Separation (Psychology)