The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 13, 2013
Because I’m Your Dad by Ahmet Zappa; illustrated by Dan Santat.
“Because I’m your dad, you can have spaghetti for breakfast, French toast for dinner, and rocky road ice cream in the bathtub.”
Reading level: Ages 1-5
Hardcover: 32 pages
In a text that’s both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book’s ending, a moving tribute to the author’s father, guarantees intergenerational appeal.
Because I’m your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more . . .
because that’s what my dad did for me.
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About the Author
Ahmet Zappa is the son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa and, as he puts it, “My awesome mother, Gail.” Because I’m Your Dad is both a tribute to his happy childhood and a promise to his daughter, Halo. Ahmet grew up with a learning disability and now writes books to help children discover how wonderful reading can be. Through his production company, Monsterfoot Productions, Ahmet has developed several television shows and movies, including “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.”
For more information, visit www.ahmetzappa.com.
About the Illustrator
Dan Santat (www.dantat.com) is the author and illustrator of Guild of Geniuses and the illustrator of many books, including Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett, andAlways Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday. He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, “The Replacements.” Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, a rabbit, a bird, a cat, and a dog.
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