"Intent on making a snack for her father, a thoughtful young girl creates a monumental sub, in Daddy's Sandwich, from Pip Jones. Even Dagwood would be impressed when she decides to include everything that Daddy really likes, from slightly stinky cheese and jelly beans to pop-up books, jigsaw puzzles, and Mum's bubble bath. Laura Hughes's colorfully quirky illustrations complement the imaginative and lighthearted tribute to dads everywhere as the sandwich reaches epic proportions."
"When a little girl offers to make her distracted daddy a sandwich, readers will assume they know what's coming. She begins by adding butter, cheese, and tomatoes to crusty white bread, but before long, she's throwing in personal and household items that her dad loves, including his slippers, tool belt, TV remote, and cell phone. Eventually, the girl starts to pile onto the sandwich all the things she loves, including her jigsaws and wading pool! As the items get sillier and sillier, the child adds a giant squirt of ketchup and then climbs to the top of the towering sandwich concoction, knowing that she is the one thing that Daddy loves most of all. The little girl looks darling and slightly mischievous, while the expression on the father's face when he sees the sandwich is a perfect mixture of sheepishness and horrified surprise. VERDICT Kids will love groaning over all of the crazy ingredients, and then they'll want to make a sandwich for someone they love!" - School Library Journal (Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, CA)
"A young girl makes Daddy a sandwich with all his favorite ingredients....But not all of them are edible. The first couple spreads will be all too familiar to any caregiver: the little girl repeats "Daddy" louder and louder to try to get her father's attention, but soccer on TV is distracting him. When he steals away to the kitchen for a cookie, she offers to make him a sandwich, and he offhandedly says yes (maybe he is thinking she means a pretend sandwich). But while this sandwich does have bread on top and bottom, the middle is filled with all sorts of things Dad loves: butter, a block of stinky cheese, a whole tomato--and his cellphone, Mum's bubble bath ("he sits in there for ages"), his tool belt, etc. And the pi ce de r sistance? "More than anything, Daddy loves... // ME!" The book ends when Dad walks into the kitchen to view her final creation: "Daddy! Your sandwich is ready!" The adorably scribbly round-headed, big-eyed, white cherub with pink cheeks and brown pigtails is the very picture of innocence, though readers might suspect she's not by the end. It's difficult to tell if she knows better or she is truly na ve, as she sneaks away with Daddy's slippers and hides behind his chair to slip away the TV remote.This book may spark inspiration--dads best hide their treasures."