Papa, Do You Love Me?



“The long-awaited companion to the bestselling “Mama, Do You Love Me?” captures the universal love between a father and child. Set in an African Maasai village, this beautiful book tenderly depicts the strong bond between a father and child. Full color.

When a Masai father in Africa answers his son’s questions, the boy learns that his father’s love for him is unconditional.

Biographical Note:

Barbara M. Joosse lives in a small stone house beside a wide creek in Wisconsin. She visited schools in Kenya and Uganda in 1997, and the Maasai and their tenderness toward their children planted a seed in her heart that grew into the idea for this book. This is her twenty-eighth book for children.Barbara Lavallee’s vibrant watercolor illustrations are known around the world, especially in Alaska where she lives. Ms. Lavallee has illustrated many books for children, including This Place is Wild: East Africa by Vicki Cobb. She has twice visited Africa.

Publisher Marketing:

This follow-up to the best-selling Mama, Do You Love Me? (over one million copies sold in 15 languages!) captures the universal love between a father and child. Set in Africa and featuring the Maasai culture, the beautiful watercolor illustrations, lyrical text, and enduring message are sure to make this another instant classic.” – publisher
36 pages
Ages 3-6


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