Occasionally we are asked to review a book that does not
fit easily into our scheme but we’d like to share it
with you anyway.
Based on a true story, Big Daddy follows his dream to
build a city. In a cabbage patch in what is now Daly
City, California, he sees the setting for his dream. Big
Daddy's Dream follows him through a forty-year career as
his dream leads him to build not only a city, but a
multi-cultural family and community. When he shares his
story with his children and grandchildren, he inspires a
whole new generation of dreamers.
Vividly illustrated, "Big Daddy's
Dream" will inspire your children and students to build
their own dreams.
Coming from a long line of
carpenters, this book brought tears to my eyes. It has
an important message to children that they CAN achieve
their dreams. But underlying that message is the
realization of the cumulative effect of a lifetime of
work. There is also a message of humility, as Big Daddy
did not seek fame nor fortune; rather, to quietly help
others. The book’s multigenerational theme ties the
youngest child to the heritage of his elders. It is a
touching store that will inspire young children that no
dream is impossible. Enjoy it!
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