Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because I think it describes my Dad. 😉
By Ahmet Zappa
Illustrated by Dan Santat
1 – 5 years -32 pages
Published by Disney-Hyperion on April 2, 2013
Theme/Topic – parents (Dad)/love
Opening and Synopsis –
“Because I’m your dad…
… you’re gonna get tickled.”
A dad and child monster do all the fun things that a dad does with his kid! From having spaghetti for breakfast to making mud forts, to being there when his kid needs him, this book talks about how cool dads can be.
Why I liked this book – This book is AWESOME! I like that it sounds a LOT like my dad! Especially when it shows the kid watching a movie and the dad asleep and the Dad on the pogo stick – that’s totally my Dad! 😉 The illustrations are awesome! I like that this book has the dad and kid being monsters because it can be ANYONE (boy, girl, any nationality)! I love the goofy things the dad does with his kid and how he shows he cares. 😀 This is a great book for father’s day or any day for that matter.
Activities and Resources –
On the National Fatherhood Initiative website there is a whole list of suggested dad-kid activities. Click HERE to go to the list.
My Dad got all excited when he saw Ahmet Zappa wrote this book. He explained to me who Frank Zappa (Ahmet’s Dad) was. It says in the book that Ahmet Zappa wrote the book describing his Dad. 🙂 That’s pretty cool.
MORE GOOD NEWS! – GIVEAWAY!!!
The publisher of this book has offered to give away TWO copies of “Because I’m Your Dad” to TWO of my lucky blog readers! All you have to do is leave a comment in the section below and you are entered. The contest is opened until Thursday May 30th and I will announce the winners (randomly drawn from a hat by little sister Josie) on Friday May 31st!
To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!