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Because I’m Your Dad By Ahmet Zappa


Because I’m Your Dad is out this month and I am so excited to get my hands on it for my boys and their father.  The story written by Ahmet Zappa the talented guy who thought up the story “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” and other great accolades.

Because I’m Your Dad is a fab whimsical picture book for children.  The book was written with the idea that father’s could share it with their children.  Here’s a page from the book.  I love the playful, lighthearted tone of the book that also show’s a dads love for his child in a fun way.

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About Writter Ahmet Zappa:

Ahmet Zappa is the son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa and, as he puts it, “My awesome mother, Gail.” 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 recently-released Walt Disney Pictures feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Ahmet, Shana, and their daughter Halo live in Los Angeles, CA under a rainbow with their three fur goblins: Sandwich, Luna, and Figgy. For more information, visit him online at

About Illustrator Dan Santat:

Dan Santat is the author and/or illustrator of many books, including Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett and Always 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. Visit him online at


My boys love this book and would often say “dad you do that”.  A great reminder to them how special their time with dad is.  With Father’s Day June 13, 2013 this makes a great book for a dad and his children.  I also love this book for a dad to be.

Take a look at the trailer to the book.



Disclosure: I received a copy in exchange for this post.  All thoughts expressed are my own and may not reflect those of others.  Because I’m Your Dad

Michelle Cantu is a digital influencer who built a thriving community dedicated to supporting parents and inspiring moms to stretch their dollar. Michelle homeschools her 4 kids and lives right outside of San Antonio, Texas.

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