PGC – Days with Dad

I love children’s stories and I especially love them when they have a special message behind them. Publisher’s Group Canada sent me the book “Days with Dad,” written and illustrated by Nari Hong and it definitely fits the criteria for a book I’d love!

This book is written from the perspective of a young girl and revolves around her life with her Dad. Her Dad needs to use a wheelchair. Naturally, this means he can’t do some things with his daughter – like helping her to ride a bike or go skating or go swimming or play soccer – all of those active things that young kids love to do. However, this little girl realizes that some things are more special than activities. So each time, she reminds him that she prefers spending time with him to doing those activities with someone else. “Don’t worry Dad, it’s great making sandcastles with you.” Or “What I really love is singing along with your ukelele.” Isn’t that what life is all about? It’s not so much about WHAT we do but WHO we do it with!?

This is Nari Hong’s first picture book – and I think we need to see more from her! She has a sweet and tender way of writing a book and doesn’t need to explain the point she’s making. I look forward to donating this book to our school’s library so that other kids can read it and remember that we need to look beyond anyone’s disability and look to all of the wonderful things about them!

Thanks to Publisher’s Group Canada for sharing this book with me! Thanks to Nari Hong for writing such a sweet story! May we all learn to be better, kinder people.

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Comments

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    This sounds like a great book that will help kids to understand more about life and the pleasures and happiness it can bring.

  2. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for the introduction,this sounds like a wonderful addition to any hme Library

  3. What a lovely picture book for children to read with their families.

  4. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book and kids will hopefully want to hang out with their family

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    It’s so important for children to learn at an early age that what’s important is not what’s on the outside but to look deeper than that and find the goodness within a person.

  6. Cheryl Grandy says:

    Sounds like a great book about love and relationship that would be valuable to families whether they include members with disabilities, or not.

  7. I enjoy stories about a daughter and her dad and this one sounds particularly fascinating.

  8. Great family story to read with kids!

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I had an uncle who was so ugly it was frightening for us as kids. Mum prepared us before we met him for the very first time, we were about 9 at the time. I nearly scoffed at the idea but it was very true, I’m sure we’d have turned heel if we hadn’t been pre-warned. He was in fact the loveliest, kindest person and when I discovered that I no longer noticed how ugly he was. Kids need to look on the inside and disregard the look of a person, such an important lesson for them to learn.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Great graphics on the cover (if it’s the cover in the photo) of this book.

  11. Great job for a first book! Would love to see more from this author 🙂

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