Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

by Daniel Beaty

Other authorsBryan Collier (Artist)
Hardcover, 2013



Winner of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Medal and the Boston Horn Book Award

A simple, powerful book for children, about an absent father and the love he leaves behind

Every morning, I play a game with my father.
He goes knock knock on my door

and I pretend to be asleep

till he gets right next to the bed.

And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."

But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.

This item was purchased with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the State Library of Oregon. Institute of Museum and Library Services:


Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2013), Edition: First Edition, 40 pages


Original language



0316209171 / 9780316209175



Physical description

40 p.; 11.4 inches


1 copy
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