Activities are presented at the end of the book for the children to complete.
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I HAVE TWO DADDIES(An Earthly Daddy and A Heavenly Daddy)
By Lynn Calvin
AuthorHouseCopyright © 2008 Lynn Calvin
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Chapter OneI have two daddies. One I can see and one I cant see. Both of my daddies love me.
Let me tell you about my daddies.
The daddy I can see lives on Earth with me. This daddy only has one name. His name is Charles.
The daddy I can see loves me, and he takes care of me like the Daddy I cant see told him to take care of me.
How do I know the daddy I can see loves me? Thats easy, because he goes to work so he can buy me clothes and food.
He bought a house so I can have a room to call my own.
He bought a bed for me to lay my head down. He bought toys for me to play with and books for me to read.
He takes me out to have fun, and listens when I want to talk.
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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite I Have Two Daddies is the story told by a little girl about her two daddies, her earthly daddy and her heavenly daddy. As she talks about her earthly daddy, she talks about all of the things they do together. She describes the things her earthly daddy does and says to assure her how much he loves her. She also tells of her heavenly daddy, the daddy she can’t see because he is in heaven. First she tells how she began her relationship with her heavenly daddy, and then about the things that assure her that her heavenly daddy loves her. Join this little girl as she tells you all about her two daddies, and how you can have a heavenly daddy too! I really like this story. Having a little girl tell the story about her earthly and heavenly daddies was a very nice idea, because children will listen when other children tell them something. I like that the two daddies are compared to each other, and author Lynn Calvin does an excellent job of explaining the likes and differences between the two. And the illustrations by Maria Rask are well thought out and fit the story well. Other neat things in this book is a Praise Certificate, to fill out because you are thankful for having two daddies, as well as a few activities for children to do. It would be wonderful if this book could get into the hands of every child. I highly recommend this for your child’s library.
"I Have Two Daddies" is the real life story of a young woman who lost her earthly father in adulthood. She expresses the joy of having an earthly and heavenly father. It is evident that she effectively communicates a biblical review for the proper nurturing of children through combining the benefit of a loving earthly father with the eternal relationship which grows from having a heavenly father. I recommend this book to all families, especially children. John P. Carter, President Baltimore School of Divinity
"I Have Two Daddies" by Lynn Calvin is a pleasant book for young Christians. The idea for comparing the physical father and the spiritual father is a perfect analogy for young minds to grasp. Core beliefs of the Christian faith are outlined in a straightforward manner suitable for parents and children. The activities at the end of the book foster creativity as well as instill important values for the reader. Illustration is the deciding factor that can make or break a book, and Maria Rask's colorful, friendly characters bring the words alive. All in all, "I Have Two Daddies" is an appropriate choice for Christian children of all ages.
I commend Lynn for articulating with such clarity the reality that all of us are guilty of taking for granted. When you think about it Adam was the only person who could not claim two fathers because his biological and heavenly were one and the same, the rest of us have been privileged to have two. As such we should honor both. In this work geared towards children we experience one person's journey that led to an appreciation of her two daddies. I must admit it left me with an even greater appreciation that I too-just like you share that same heritage. I would encourage you not to just let your children read it but read it with them and share in the meaning of the message. Quote from Lee Michaels, Heaven 600
The story, "I Have Two Daddies" by Lynn Calvin, is an easy-to-read story explaining the parallels of the earthly and heavenly fathers. It is written in a style that young children who are beginning their Christian journey can understand. It also reassures children who do not have an earthly father that someone cares for them. Small children who must have the story read to them will have no problem remembering line for line after several readings so that when they are "reading" alone, they know exactly what each page says. I would recommend this book for all young children. L. Skinner
As one who was raised by a single mom, I know the book, "I Have Two Daddies" will be a source of encouragement to the child who had been abandoned by his or her father. The truth taught in this book has been my source of comfort and joy since the time I became a Christian. Though my earthly father did not love and care for me and my siblings, our Heavenly Father has always been there for us! My 11 and 14 year old daughters read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Lynn Calvin for your unique book!