My kids have a ridonkulous number of books. Yes, that’s a word. They each have their own bookcase in their rooms and they’re both overflowing. I love it. A bookworm myself (or a Kindle worm, as the case may be), I love that they love to read and be read to. I recently got a chance to check out this brand new book, Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa, son of famed musician Frank Zappa, illustrated by Dan Santat. It’s totally adorable and would be a perfect gift to Dad from the kids this Father’s Day!
I sat down to read it with my kids and got the boot. My daughter is in first grade and she could read it herself, thankyouverymuch. So the text isn’t complex and the book isn’t overly long. It’s the perfect length to hold their attention. And the pictures are awesome! So colorful and fun. What’s not fun about monster kids and Dads together? I love the expressions on their faces in that second picture when the Dad is teaching the kid how to ‘burp like a champion’!
We all know Dads can be silly, right? Mine can’t be the only husband that riles the children up about 30 minutes before bedtime and wonders why they don’t won’t to go to sleep. Because I’m Your Dad is some serious silliness. But it’s also a book about love and all the things a Dad will do for their kids. It’s really a perfect Dad book: I’m kinda crazy and we’re going to have fun together and I’ll always keep you safe because I love you to pieces. I think that about sums it up, don’t you? Check out the video book trailer above to get a feel for how totally adorable this book is.
Now on April 2 comes the busy father/avant guarde rocker’s first picture book, Because I’m Your Dad, which is all about the loving one-of-a-kind relationship between an amazing monster dad and his monster son.“I wrote this book for anyone who is a father, has a father, or hopes to someday be a father,” says Zappa, who grew up with a learning disability and now writes books to help children discover the world of reading.
If you want to add a keeper to your kids’ book collection, or want something sweet for the kids to give to Dad this Father’s Day definitely check out Because I’m Your Dad. You and your kids will love it too!
I was provided with a complimentary copy of Because I’m Your Dad to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.