Monday, June 4, 2018

Celebrating Fathers with the Picture Book With My Daddy {A Review and Giveaway}

Time for another children's book review and giveaway!!

With Father's Day right around the corner, I thought this was just the perfect book!

We received the 28-page, hardcover picture book titled With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family which is published by Abrams Appleseed. This sweet picture book is appropriate for toddler and preschool children, though younger elementary children will enjoy it as well. 

In this story the little girl is shown doing adventurous and playful things with her daddy whom she loves very much. We see that he is there to support and guide her, and she knows she can cling to him.

The story is full of fun things a child can do with his or her daddy. I love that the little girl compares herself to such things as "a little bird in a warm, comfy nest," and "a courageous queen high up in my castle." In fact, the book is full of similes as the little girl or the father are compared to different things while going about their day.

I also love that most of the pages end with the girl saying how she feels while being with her dad. She feels safe, brave, daring, confident, adventurous, playful, and calm.

We see how even when she has times when she is feeling angry, a firm word and gentle hug can make her feel peaceful and happy again.

And the books ends with the following reassurance:

This is such a sweet book to celebrate the relationship between a father and his child. Not only that, but it reassures children that their father will be there for them. I also appreciated that the author did not shy away from using more complex vocabulary, increasing a child's vocabulary, and giving them words to express their feelings. Additionally, the illustrations are just adorable, and really convey the sense of the father being bigger than all the little girls problems, someone she can look up to and trust.

What a special book for a father to share with his child(ren). And one I highly recommend!

With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family is available for $16.95.

About the Author/Illustrator team:

Jo Witek and Christine Roussey have teamed up previously to write other books in the Growing Hearts Series. Other titles are: Hello in There, In My Heart, Brave As Can Be, All My Treasures, and In My Room. These books focus on such emotional development issues as courage, joy, feelings, creativity and imagination. Both the author and illustrator live in France. Jo Witek is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. She has published several books in France. Christine Roussey is an illustrator and works in advertising and with newspapers, magazines, and publishers. 

And now for the great news! One of my readers will get to win their own copy of With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family. As Father's Day is right around the corner, I am only keeping this giveaway open for a week, in the hopes that the winner will receive the book in time for Father's Day.

Giveaway Time!

All you need to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below. 
There are only 2 simple mandatory entries, with the remainder of the entries being optional. 
Remember, you do not have to do the extra entries, but they will increase your odds of winning. 

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over. 
The giveaway runs June 4th through June 10th!

Disclosure: I received a hardcover copies of With My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family in exchange for my honest review. No further compensation was given. This did not in any way influence my review. I only recommend products I use personally and feel will be a good products for my readers.


  1. My son loves anything he can do outdoors with his father.

  2. My son loves to learn wood working with him. Daughters love snuggling up and watching moves and gardening with him.

  3. My son enjoys fishing with his father.

  4. What does your child enjoy doing with his or her father?
    She loves spending time with her Father in the garage. She will play in the saw dust, hammer nails into a board, or do whatever she can do to help with what Daddy's is working on.

  5. Our daughters enjoy popcorn time with their dad!

  6. I don't ave a child, but my sister's former co-worker's daughter love crafting with her father.

  7. My child likes going down to the creek with her dad


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