An absolutely charming book about what it takes to be a parent, and how family is what you make it, I was absolutely enchanted by Daddy Honk Honk by Rosalinde Bonnet. In stores May 9th, here is the official synopsis:
When Aput the fox finds an abandoned goose egg, he has no idea what’s in store for him. He doesn’t know anything about babies and he certainly doesn’t know what to do when the gosling hatches and mistakes him for its daddy. So he decides to find the gosling a home. But with each page turn, Aput learns more about caring for a baby and, with a little help from his friends, he discovers what a baby needs most is love.
Let’s start with the look of this book. Bonnet’s illustrations are just the sweetest, capturing details and personalities in each critter we encounter in her Tundra setting. They are just lovely, in and of themselves — but as part of the storytelling process, they really bring the text to vivid life.
Then there’s the story itself, which is just so charming. First, we see Aput the fox reluctantly thrown into a parenting role – and in his quest to find the baby goose’s “real” family, discovers he may be better at this “dad” thing than he thought.
But more than covering what is involved in being a parent, Daddy Honk Honk really does a lovely job of showing that sometimes you can make your own family — and that’s the part that really hit me in my grown-up, adult feels. I absolutely adored this book and it is becoming a fast, new favorite of mine.
Look for it in stores next Tuesday.
Thanks to my friends at Dial Books, I have a delightful prize pack to give away — including a copy of Daddy Honk Honk, as well as the following goodies – each featuring Bennet’s delightful illustrations:
- 1 set of four magnets
- 1 button
- 4 prints (2×9”)
- 1 deluxe print (2×9”)
- 1 book
To enter the contest, tell us in the comments below one thing your parents did for you that you will never forget — OR tell us one thing you do for your own children to show you love them.
Then, fill out the Rafflecopter form below to complete your entry and earn more chances to win.
Contest is open to the U.S. only, and runs through midnight (PT) on Thursday, May 11th.