Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Daddy's Girl by Helen Foster James & illustrated by Estelle Corke [Review & Giveaway]

ISBN-13: 978-0824956813
Hardcover - Ages 3 - 7
My thoughts: Sheer delight! This lovely picture book captures the essence of a charming little girl who dearly loves her Daddy. She is all girly with frilly clothes, beads, hats and behavior. She excitedly goes about preparing for a tea party with her Daddy so it will be ready when he arrives home.

Having raised three girls, I know their charm and their ability to throw themselves into the business of being a little girl and lovingly looking forward to their Daddy's arrival at the end of the day.

Illustrated in soft, yet distinct pastels the cuteness and charm of this little girl is captured. The sweet love between daughter and father is evident. She is not just going to have a tea party, she is going to party with her Daddy (and Teddy Bear).

Not included in the story, but quite evident from the little girl having all the tools to be so girly (beads, dress, tea set, bling, boa, etc.) that she has a mother that has shown by example the joy of being a girl.

The rhyming story simply leaps from the page with joy and the last line resonates...... 'Daddy, tea is best with you."

About the book: What’s more fabulous than a tea party? Tea with Daddy, of course! This exuberant story begins before the honored guest arrives, with much ado—preparing, decorating, and accessorizing. And when Daddy makes his entrance, it’s clear that the little hostess couldn’t be more thrilled. Perfect for daddy-daughter reading time, this new picture book and its warm conclusion are sure to serve up smiles and tug at heartstrings.
Begins April 12
Ends April 30 @ 12:01 a.m EDT
Open to Continental USA addresses only
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Worthy Kids Publishing to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and freely given. Prize copy is provided directly to the winner by publisher.


  1. This is so sweet! I was absolutely a Daddy's girl growing up - my mum was a nurse and worked nights and weekends, so I spent a lot of time with my dad, which I really treasure.

  2. I think the Daddy - daughter bonding is so important. The tea time with any daughter is just great. My son does it with his daughters.

  3. This is wonderful I think it's great that dad's do these things with their daughters.

  4. This looks so adorable! Thanks for sharing this post at Booknificent Thursday on this week!

  5. I'm not sure what to say about dad/daughter relationships, but I do know that my niece is the apple of my brother's eye!
    I don't think my niece plays tea parties, but I'm sure my brother would drink tea with her (real or imagined!)

  6. I remember never having tea time with my father but he always loved to watch TV together and we would discuss current events, news, etc.
    My husband and I will have a daughter this July! I'm so excited to have a chance to win a book like this for them.


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