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:
An arctic fox adopts a baby goose in this heartwarming read-aloud that’s perfect for Father’s Day
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.
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Hi, I am using our oldest son as a beautiful example of parenting… He married a woman, that has a son with special needs. He does therapy with him, they do things like, get donuts together on Saturday morning, and takes days off from work for surgeries, preschool field trips, etc. He and his wife also have an 8 month old son!
Thank you, Cindi
I like to cook each one of them their favourite meal. Congratulations Rosalinde! Wishing you a bazillion sales!
The first thing that comes to my mind that my parents did for me–I was away at college taking final exams. My cat of 13 years grew suddenly ill and her kidneys malfunctioned. My parents didn’t want me to worry about my beloved cat that I grew up with so they paid hundreds of dollars to put her on dialysis so she’d be there when I returned. Amazing gift for me that I’ll never forget. P.S. My cat lived another year, just on a special diet!!!
My dad was always there for me. I know it sounds vague but it’s true and has been much appreciated.
When we were kids my parents used to take us camping. It was a great way for the family to enjoy being together and taught me to appreciate nature for the rest of my life. Thanks for the great prize pack.
The greatest thing my parents ever did for me was loving me enough to let my grandmother bring me with her to America when she migrated over in 1986. They knew that it would open a whole other world of opportunity for me, even though it would mean we would be far apart for many many years.
My grandmother raised me as her own child, along with my eldest aunt. They always made sure I had everything I could ever need growing up.
Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful prize pack.
I make sure to tell my kids I love them and hug them. Just like my parents did for me.