You’ve probably realized by now just how close I was with my father. I miss him and think about him everyday. That’s why I was happy to receive a free copy of the new book Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa.
Because I’m Your Dad
Ahmet Zappa’s father was the famed rock legend Frank Zappa. Now, Ahemt has a daughter (named Halo). Ahmet wrote his first children’s book to both remember his happy childhood and as a promise to his daughter. I think that is very touching. I love his reasoning for writing this book. It’s good to see someone remember their father in a positive light while also dedicating the book to his daughter (or little monster). This was my initial reason for wanting the book.
Another reason I wanted this book was because it’s so cute. Essentially, he lists all of these things that the will do (or has done) with his daughter. The list includes things like eating spaghetti for breakfast, listening to rock music loudly (my dad and I definitely did that), and missing school to travel to New York City. On nearly every page, he says they will do these things “Because I’m Your Dad”. I think that’s a great way to illustrate the special bond he has with his daughter. I also love the ending where he references he and his dad’s relationship. It’s just a beautiful story.
Because I’m Your Dad is a darling little book. The story is fabulous (and reminds me of my dad). The pictures from Dan Santat are fantastic and fit the story beautifully. I really like this book and will be keeping it (either for my own children or a future classroom). This would make for a great Father’s Day gift, since it just came out in April, too. So, what do you think of Because I’m Your Dad? Will you be purchasing a copy?
Disclosure: I received a free copy of Because I’m Your Dad. No compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own.