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ENTER TO WIN: $50 Visa Gift Card and Copy of ‘Because I’m Your Dad’ Book

“Because I’m your dad, you can have spaghetti for breakfast, French toast for dinner, and rocky road ice cream in the bathtub.”

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.”

Check out this one minute trailer for the book…really great…

Find out more online by visiting the Official Sitefollowing @AhmetZappa on Twitter and liking Because I’m Your Dad on Facebook!!

“Because I’m Your Dad” by Ahmet Zappa and Dan Santat – available now from Disney/Hyperion at your favorite online and local booksellers. Order Now!

And for some more fun, take a look at these awesome DAD_COUPONS!!

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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.”

One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive:

  • $50 Visa Gift Card to have a great Father’s Day!
  • Copy of Because I’m Your Dad

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Prize pack valued at $65; Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney/Hyperion

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  1. Mary Happymommy : June 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I love the guitar and drumming. My husband plays guitar and my younger son likes to drum.

  2. rebecca shockley : June 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

    When the kid asked his dad if he could have spaghetti for breakfast and his dad said yes, love it!

  3. Super cute, love the trailer. I like that it’s a dad/kid book…I feel like most are more mom-focused.

  4. Spaghetti from breakfast! Sounds like my kinda book.

  5. I like the humor…it’s cute.

  6. oops, here is my email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  7. I like the dad and kid playing music together.

  8. Love how the Dad lets his kid have spaghetti for breakfast!

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    i like that the kid could be a boy or a girl so it seems like it would appeal to both genders

  10. I love the spaghetti for breakfast! Something my husband would do.

  11. Amanda Sakovitz : June 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    i loved how cute the drummer was

  12. I like that it shows Dads in such a fun light! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  13. When daddy lets the kid play the drums ’till bed time, so sweet 🙂

  14. Thomas Murphy : June 3, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    I like the drum playing

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  15. I like the father/son duo playing, super fun!

  16. Wild Orchid : June 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    I loved how cute the little kid was asking silly questions to his dad, and how his dad was playing along.

  17. I like the father and son playing music together

  18. I like the cute characters 🙂 my daughter would love..

  19. Heather Hayes Panjon : June 4, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I Love That It Is Funny, Cute And Heartwarming!

  20. amy pugmire : June 4, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    def when they have spaghetti for breakfast! My kids would love that

  21. Cassandra Eastman : June 4, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    My daughter loved the music at the end when they are playing the drums!

  22. Christina Z : June 4, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I love that he ask can he have spaghetti for breakfast so cute!

  23. Shannan Guliano : June 4, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Sounds like things my Hubby would say to our boys 🙂 too cute!

  24. Ashley Tucker : June 5, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I like the cute characters

  25. Ashley Tucker : June 5, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I like the cute characters
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  26. rachel travis : June 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    The characters are SO CUTE!!!

  27. I liked when he played the drums!

  28. Jennifer Marie : June 8, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I like the father and son making music together.

  29. Austin Baroudi : June 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I liked how they played song at the end!

  30. I like when the character asked his dad if he could play his drums til bedtime and the dad said “no…. just kidding”

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