Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Book Review - "My Little Girl"
I am excited to get the opportunity to write book reviews on my blog for Thomas Nelson Publishing. My very first review is for "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas.
I was immediately drawn to this book because of its illustrations. The illustrator, Julia Denos, does a remarkable job in capturing the facial expressions shared between the two main characters, a dad and his daughter. The authors, Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas, add to the illustrations well by helping the reader feel and experience the relationship and adventures the characters have together. Katie-girl reminds me a lot of my two little girls - messy-haired princesses who like to get prettied up, but still enjoy getting dirty outdoors. This book is a reminder that the relationship between a father and daughter can be richly nourished simply by spending an ordinary day together. The story did keep the attention of both my five-year-old and two-year-old daughters and I was happy to share it with them as it stressed the importance of love within a family. Their giggles and smiles as I was reading the story made it obvious that my girls were reminded of the times spent with their daddy and they will probably enjoy the story even more when he reads it to them.
Overall, this is a feel-good story and many daddies and daughters are sure to relate to the characters. The last page where readers can share their own stories is the cherry on top for this sentimental story.