Missy has lived with her new mommy ever since she was adopted from Haiti. But when someone asks little Missy a BIG question—"Who's your daddy?"—she starts thinking and learning a lot about daddies.
Missy could be sad that she doesn't have a "skin" daddy who can make her pancakes and take her to soccer practice. But through lots of talks with Mommy, Missy realizes that she DOES have a Daddy! In fact, no matter what our family looks like, we all have the same amazing Daddy; and Missy can't wait to tell everyone about the Daddy who loves us more than all the stars in the sky.
Told mostly through a mother-daughter conversation, this sweet story is careful to affirm relationships with the good, strong daddies here on earth, but it is also comforting for children who might be struggling due to divorce or the loss of a father.This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book's message with their child. We're all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God's Word.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
“Hilarious storyteller” and “theological scholar” are rarely used to describe the same person, but Lisa Harper is anything but stereotypical! A gifted communicator, she writes and speaks using colorful pop culture references that connect the dots between the Bible era and modern life. Lisa holds a Masters of Theological Studies with honors from Covenant Seminary.
Olivia Duchess is a London-based illustrator who grew up watching cartoons and constantly redrawing the characters she'd see. Currently, her biggest inspirations are her mum and her faith in God. She tries to run her artistic plans through a faith filter, to scrutinize her motives and check that she's keeping Him at the forefront of what she does. Olivia is inspired by both historical art as well as contemporary art forms such as modern animation and Japanese manga.
Read an Excerpt
Hi, my name is Missy, but sometimes my mom calls me Toots Punkin', Peanut, or Squirty McTurty. I'm adopted. I like to swim, and I love cheese sticks!
For as long as I can remember, it's just been me and Mommy and Cookie the Wonder Dog living at our house.
I always thought our family was perfect, until one day in kindergarten, George asked me a question.
"Who's your daddy?"
I thought about it a minute and said, "I don't have one." But George made a scrunchy face and tilted his head to one side like he was confused.
"But I thought everybody has a daddy! Who plays soccer with you and drives you to school and makes pancakes for you?"
Then the teacher told us to stop talking so I just put my head down and started coloring.
That afternoon when Mommy picked me up from school, I told her about George's question. She put her chin in her hand, which is what she does when she's thinking real hard, and drove us to the park near my school. When we reached the pond, she turned around and said. "Come here baby," and let me sit in her lap.
Mommy + me
After she played with my hair for a few minutes — which makes me feel happy and safe and sleepy all at the same time — she said, "Honey, you actually do have a Daddy, and His name is Daddy God. He knew you before you were born, and He loves you more than all the stars in the sky."
I thought about that on the way to the grocery store. Then I asked Mommy, "If God is my Daddy, how come He doesn't drive me to school or teach me to play soccer or make me pancakes like George's daddy?"
She responded, "Well sweetie. Daddy God is invisible, so we can't see Him the way we can see human daddies with skin. And even though Daddy God doesn't drive a car, coach soccer or make pancakes. He did create the whole wide world and He is always with you and He will never, never leave you and will never, ever stop loving you."(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Who's Your Daddy?"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great children's book especially for children of divorce or death. Those of us who know Lisa Harper as a great Bible teacher, know she adopted Missy from Haiti and is raising her as a single mom. This book goes into questions Missy asked about who her father was after a boy asked her at school. She finds out she has an awesome Daddy who will never leave her or forsake her. This book is beautifully illustrated and talks about our “skin Daddies” and God the Father. Some kids have two Daddies and some, like Missy, only one. It answers questions like, “If God is my Daddy, how come He doesn't drive me to school or teach me to play soccer or make me pancakes like George's daddy?” and, If kids “already have a skin daddy, why do they need God to be their Daddy?” If you know someone who doesn't have a “skin daddy” this would be a great book to give them. (Please Note: Although this book was provided to me to review by B&H and Lifeway, the opinions expressed are my own.)