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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Review: Why I Love My Daddy

Do you remember the world through your eyes as a child? Things were so black and white weren’t they? Your family were your whole universe. Do you remember looking (up) at your dad and thinking he was a super hero? I do. Actually, I still think my dad is a bit of a super hero.

All the words in this book are straight from the mouths of babes, as they say.

The concept of this reminds me of something you might have done as a class project with glue and glitter, and whatever else you could get your clag pasted hands on.

Well, here is a cleaner version of that.

On every page it has “I love my daddy because …” with a sweet response complimented by beautiful pictures of animal young with their daddies.

Matter of fact responses like “He carries me”, “He hugs me goodnight” and my favourite “He tickles me”.

This book is completely charming and I smiled a new smile on every page.

On the back page there is a little paper frame where you can put a photo of you and your dad in.

What a gorgeous book filled with beautiful warmth. Awww. Happy Fathers day!

Title: Why I Love My Daddy
Illustrator: Daniel Howarth
Publisher: Harper Collins, $14.99RRP
Publication Date: July 2006
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780007233175
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book


  1. Hello Kelly...I am new to Pinterest, and cheekily searched my name...and found this!! Thank you so much for your kind words, it really means a great deal! I am hoping to start work soon on 'Brother' and 'Sister', after just completing 'Bedtime', 'Baby Jesus' and 'Canada' (Yes, Canada!). Harper Collins are keeping me very busy!

    Thank you again, you made my day!

  2. Hi Daniel,

    I love a bit of cheek!
    I am so happy you found my review and liked it.

    Very happy to hear you have some other books coming! I shall keep an eye out.

    Thank YOU for your very kind message, you sir, have made MY day :)


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