Perfect for Father’s Day and all year round, here is the breakout book celebrating all the silliness and sweetness that a dad can share with a child, illustrated by bestselling and award-winning artist Dan Santat!
 
Because I'm your dad, you can have spaghetti for breakfast, French toast for dinner, and rocky road ice cream in the bathtub!

In a text that's both playful and loving, a father expresses his hopes and dreams for a one-of-a-kind relationship with his child. The book's ending, a moving tribute to the author's father—legendary rock star Frank Zappa—guarantees intergenerational appeal, and award-winning artist Dan Santat (The Adventures of Beekle) brings the fun and endearing scenes to life with whimsical monster characters.

Because I'm your dad, I will do all of these things for you and more . . .because that's what my dad did for me.

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Praise

"A rowdy catalogue of Dad moments gets enacted by a creature who resembles a green '60s-era Nauga monster and his purple (gender-neutral) offspring, in this picture book from the son of the late Frank Zappa (and a father himself).... Throughout, Zappa and Santat maintain an entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous."—Publishers Weekly
"Zappa presents a daddy monster who tickles, plays games, plans fun-filled excursions, and offers spaghetti for breakfast and ice cream in the tub.... Young children will probably giggle and warm up to the monster dad, who appears more silly than scary in Santat's exuberant illustrations."—School Library Journal
"Unbashed sentimentality dominates the text in this loving promise from a father to his children.... Zappa wrote this story for his daughter, and it overflows with genuine fatherly affection that he would like to pass on, since his father (avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa) did the same for him."—Kirkus Reviews
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