I was looking for the perfect gift for a couple of special little girls when they come visit this summer in Texas. This is just what I was looking for! The pictures are wonderful and the story is short and sweet.
This book was SOOO cute. My husband read it outloud (we're still pregnant), so our little girl could hear daddy read to her early-on. We enjoyed the story but were surprised that it was more like a combination of little happenings in Katie's life than an actual typical story with a beginning, middle, and end.
My Little Girl, a picture book for girls, written by Tim Mc Graw and Tom Douglas, is a charming story, perfect for snuggling together with daddy at bedtime. It is about a special, nothing-in-particular, spectacular day with a dad, his daughter Katie and their dog Palio.
My Little Girl is the story of a little girl and her daddy and the wonderful day they share together enjoying each others company. Doing simple things such as watching animals or clouds can be special when you do them with someone you love. There are many illustrations; they are cute. I like the fact that this book promotes a loving relationship between dads and daughters which is really important. Dads must protect, provide for, instruct, discipline, and love their daughters. Daughters must embrace their dads protection, honor them, help them, further their vision, and love them. The dad-daughter relationship is sadly neglected nowadays. Daughters, it is great to confide in your mom but please, confide in your dad, too. Tell your dad what you appreciate about him; look for ways to help him. Do not worry about your dad not being perfect; you are not perfect, either. Your dad is unique; he will have different strengths and struggles than other men. Just as you have different abilities and weaknesses than other girls. Do not compare you dad to other dads. And do not forget how important it is to remember to say these three words sincerely: I love you.
This is a beautiful book for little girls with a very positive family message. It is 'merely' the story of Katie spending a very ordinary day with her daddy as she discovers that a "nothing in particular day can still be "spectacular day" when you are spending it together with somebody that you love.The actual story seemed a little disjointed to me. It reads more like a two-page commentary on the particular illustrated activity Katie is doing rather than a day of flow-on events. However, I think that any little girl would love this book and would probably not notice in the least what felt disjointed to me.Regardless, it is beautifully illustrated and that alone makes it a delight to read. There are some lovely lines where Katie's daddy tells her how special she is to him and how much he loves her (and she loves him). It is a sweet book for daddies to read to their little girls and inspire some memory-making of their own.