A Lullaby for Daddy is the sleepy-time story of Rosie, an African American child. Rosie is a studio musician's daughter with a precocious aptitude for the keyboard and song. The story centers on bed-time ritual and the father-child bond that can be established during this unique time. This bond is strengthened through the form of lullaby, in which both father and child participate.
The story empowers children to feel they too have something to give. In addition, the book stresses a loving martial relationship with father as an active participant in child-rearing.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR & ILLUSTRATOR
SUSAN ANDERSON is a freelance artist and illustrator who teaches in a community college in Central New York. She has also worked with at-risk children in a local youth home for 15 years. Ms. Anderson earned a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University.
EDWARD BIKO SMITH earned a M.S. in Human Services and Education from Cornell University and is currently self-employed as an independent consultant and trainer in human relations and communications. He is active as a composer, singer, percussionist and drummer.
Children's Books/AFRICAN AMERICAN