Since becoming a Dad… actually, since starting The Rock Father two years ago, a lot of people send me books about being a Dad. At this point, it’s not often that I seek out a “Dad Book” on my own, but when I heard that Ahmet Zappa (a certified “Rock Father” himself) had written a new book called BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD, I had to reach out to Disney-Hyperion to get a copy. While my intention was to save my review for Father’s Day (and my full review is being saved for that occasion), here I am talking a bit about it now, because I’ve been presented with an opportunity to give a copy to one of you (with a bonus!) to share with a special Dad in your life. I hate to spill the beans before my formal review, but BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD just may be my favorite book that celebrates Fatherhood.
About the Book:
Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), has published BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD, the first picture book from Ahmet Zappa, son of late musician/composer Frank Zappa. Released on April 2, 2013, with a first printing of 25,000 copies, the book features illustrations by Dan Santat, creator of Disney’s animated hit The Replacements. BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD is a tribute to Zappa’s happy childhood and a promise to his daughter, Halo, for a one-of-a-kind relationship.
Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life while making the book relatable to both boys and girls. 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.”
Want to make this Father’s Day Extra Special? Download a Special Set of “Father’s Day Coupons” good for Hugs, Playtime at the Park, Staying Up Late to Watch TV (pictured right) and more!
The Rock Father and Disney-Hyperion are giving readers a chance to win a copy of BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD, along with a set of First Act Electronic Bongos.
To Enter: Follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter Widget Below – starting with the first (mandatory) entry method: Leave a comment on this post with the name of a song that reminds you of Fatherhood, or of a special Dad in your life. After you’ve left a comment, you can attempt to stack the deck with additional entries through social actions. But you must leave a comment for the entries to be valid! Many Will Enter, One Will Win.
The Fine Print: Promotion open to U.S. residents ages 18+, void where prohibited. Winner will be chosen at random on, about, or after June 10, 2013, and will be notified via email to obtain their shipping addresses. If no response within 24 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Shipping address must be a street address – no P.O. Boxes. Prize provided by Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.
FTC Disclosure: As noted above, prizing for this promotion is provided by Disney-Hyperion. All opinions, views and statements are that of James Zahn, aka The Rock Father.