There is something so special in the relationship between a Father and his Daughter, and what better time than Father's Day than to celebrate that relationship! I have recently been given the opportunity to review a very sweet book written by Cindy Morgan. I love this book, and it brought me to tears. Dance Me, Daddy is a book about a little girl and her Daddy. The book goes through the stages of this little girl's life, and her desire to dance with her Daddy. The book starts out with the little girl so young (about 2 years old) and she is in her princess gown. (This reminds me of the stage my daughter is in right now...dress up clothes, crown, and our little princess).
The daughter holds much admiration for her daddy, he is her hero and she's her daddy's girl. The little girl asks her Dad this special request, "Dance me, Daddy. Dance me around. Don't let my feet ever touch down. There's nothing better than being your girl. If I am your princess, then you are king of the world." The girl grows up into the teen years, and things change. Some things don't change, though, like his daughter wanting to dance with her dad. Then, the daughter marries, and you can about guess what happens on her wedding night.
I love this book, and I cherish the message in it. The relationship is so strong between Father and Daughter. I think Cindy Morgan portrayed this relationship so well! This story is actually written for Cindy's husband and their daughter. This is somewhat of a true story displayed in the pages of a children's book. Included in the book is a CD with a song "King of the World," sung by Point of Grace, the story Dance Me, Daddy read by Cindy Morgan, and the inspiration behind the book.
Cindy Morgan is a wife, mother, and singer/songwriter. She has recorded 8 records, had 20 number-one songs, and has won nine Dove Awards during her career, including her most recent Dove Awards for 2008 Songwriter of the Year and 2008 Country Song of the Year for "How You Live," the song she wrote for Point of Grace. Cindy, and her husband, novelist Sigmund Brouwer, and their 2 daughters, Olivia and Savannah, live in Canada and Tennessee.
Philomena O'Neill is the illustrator in Dance Me, Daddy, and she did a superb job! I love the expressions on the faces. Philomena has illustrated numerous books for children including The Thanksgiving Bowl (Pelican, 2007) and The Little Shrew Caboose (Pleasant St. Press, Spring 2009). She lives in Seattle with her husband.
I have TWO copies that I am fortunate to giveaway! I am sorry that you won't have these in time for Father's Day, but everyday is special with Dad, right? So, you can give this book as a gift anytime!
For your chance to win this wonderful book, tell me what your plans are for Father's Day! Contest open to those in the USA, and will end on June 30th. Please feel free to do the extra credits (see past contests).
We are daughters of the King! We will someday dance in the arms of our heavenly father.