From the best-selling author of Let's Go on a Mommy Date and Let Me Hold You Longer comes a touching glimpse of the eternal rewards when a dad carves out special time with his children! Sweetly illustrated and written in playful rhyme, it's a must for every 4- to 7-year-old's bookshelf. 32 pages, 8.5" x 11" hardcover from Zonderkidz.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: ZonderKidz Publication Date: 2010 Dimensions: 11 X 8.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310712157 ISBN-13: 9780310712152 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours. Ages: 4-7
Let's Have a Daddy Day, written by Karen Kingsbury and illustrated by Dan Andreasen, is a playful and heartwarming picture book that celebrates the cherished and unique times that fathers and their children spend together. Whether it's building forts, wrestling, or catching tadpoles, this book reminds us that there are many ways to have a special day with Daddy.
New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist, with nearly 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture, now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, their daughter and five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. SPANISH BIO: Karen Kingsbury es autora de mas de treinta titulos, incluyendo algunos EXITOS de venta, uno de los cuales se uso para la pelicula de la semana de CBS. Es una de las atoras favoritas de novelas inspiradoras.Se han impreso mas de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Kingsbury reside en el estado de Washington con Don, su esposo, y sus seis hijos, tres de los cuales los adotatron en Haiti. Dan Andreasen lives in Medina, Ohio, with his wife and three children. He has illustrated more than thirty picture books. When his daughter was asked by her first grade teacher, 'What kind of work does your daddy do?' she replied, 'He colors.'
Although inspirational writer Karen Kingsbury is best known for her series of novels for adults, her latest book for children, Let's Have a Daddy Day, proves that she can communicate with youngsters, too. This book explores all the things that are especially fun for kids to do with their dads. Dads can climb trees and build forts up there. Dads know how to play army ranger and sneak up on the enemy down by the lake. Dads aren't afraid of going into the squishy pond to scoop up tadpoles to bring home in a jar. Dads are great at hitting a baseball and catching it. More than anything, however, dads can just get down on the floor with their kids and wrestle and tumble and laugh and roll around. The message, both overt and covert, is that dads will never regret the time they spend playing with their kids because it will be these "adventures" that the kids will remember forever (and so will the dads).
The book features pastel watercolor paintings of a dad and his son and daughter exploring outdoor venues, going on hikes, and playing games. The story is told in rhymed couplets, using words that within the vocabulary range of 3 to 7-year-olds. There are neither biblical references nor Christian themes in the book other than the obvious but unspoken endorsement of "fathers, love your children." Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com