My Father Knows The Names of Things. Jane Yolen. Illustrated by Stephane Jorisch. 2010. April 2010. Simon & Schuster. 32 pages.
My father knows the names of things,A little boy celebrates his father in Jane Yolen's newest picture book. What makes this little boy's father so special, so great? Read and see for yourself!
Each bird that sings,
Their nicknames, too.
He knows the names of dogs
And seven words that all mean blue.
What I liked best about My Father Knows the Names of Things is how poetic it is.
He knows which mosses are the fuzziest,
He knows which insects are the buzziest,
And when we're sailing on the sea
He tells the names of fish to me.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers