When Daddy Tucks Me In

by Chandra Sundeep
Cover picture of When Daddy Tucks Me In by Sacha Cotter

When Daddy Tucks Me In is an adorable picture book by Sacha Cotter. It was originally published in 2014 as Daddy’s Magic Keys.

It’s a simple story woven around a nighttime routine. The loving bond between the father and his daughter forms the core of the story.

The daughter’s love for her father is beautifully depicted. My heart did a happy dance, watching her wake up from her sleep to run into her dad’s arms. I loved their night time routine as the father tucks his daughter into bed, narrating interesting and quirky stories about his bundle of keys.

The illustrations by Josh Morgan are delightful. Though I loved the muted colour palette, I feel children would prefer more vibrant colours.

Vocabulary, font style and size are apt for early readers. The length of the text varies from page to page, with a few pages having more written matter than other. There are even a few pages with no text, but the illustration is more than sufficient to make up for the absence of text.

There is a good balance of familiar and unfamiliar words and children would enjoy adding newer words to their vocabulary.

When Daddy Tucks Me In is an absolutely delightful picture book.

Thanks to Source Books via NetGalley for the opportunity to read an ARC of this novel. All opinions expressed are my own.

Wordsopedia Rating 4.6/5

Title: When Daddy Tucks Me In Author: Sacha Cotter
Publisher: Source Books Publication date: March 2023
Genre: Fiction—Picture Book Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781728257969 No. of Pages: 32

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About the author

Sacha Cotter is a children’s writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Together with her partner in both books & life, illustrator Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Rongowhakaata), they form the creative team Cotter & Morgan

Get in touch with the author on her website.

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