Saturday, May 4, 2013

Because I'm Your Dad - Disney Publishing

Because I'm Your Dad
by Ahmet Zappa
Illustrated by Dan Santat

In Ahemt Zappa's first picture book for children, Because I'm Your Dad, a dad like no other promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book's ending, a moving tribute to the author's father, guarantees intergenerational appeal: "Because I'm your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more... because that's what my dad did for me."

Both a tribute to his happy childhood and promise to his daughter, Halo, for a one-of-a-kind relationship, "I wrote this book for anyone who is a father, has a father, or hopes to someday be a father," says Zappa.

A perfect book to read on Father's Day, or any day.

My Thoughts:
This book puts "love" into the most relatable, real examples possible. This book takes you into the personal world of a father paying tribute to his dad by recognizing the amazing small things he did that left a big impact... and making the effort to do those same things. From sharing tickles to being there for sporting events, those things matter.

I read this book with my daughter and I not only thought about my husband and his relationship with my daughter... I also thought about my own dad and my relationship with him. I love watching my husband interact with my daughter and do so many of the same things his dad did for him. But I also love watching my dad with her and seeing the same things he did for me. It has opened my eyes to the importance of family and the amazing things we are carrying down through the generations. 

I am holding onto this book for my husband to read to my kids on Father's Day... and then lots of days after that.

* I received a copy of this book for review purposes. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.


Show Me Mama said...

would love this for my sweet baby boy. thanks for sharing.