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Giveaway! Children’s Book: Dance Me, Daddy

Sorry, this giveaway is now CLOSED.

I just received this beautiful story – Dance Me, Daddy by Cindy Morgan –  in the mail yesterday. The illustrations are just wonderful and the story is inspired by a song Cindy wrote called King of the World. I seriously had tears in my eyes while reading it (when did I get so sappy??)

I enjoyed the story, but I was surprised that it ended so quickly. I thought it would have a few more pages about the later-on-in-life aspect. This didn’t take anything away from what was already there, just my initial thoughts.

The best part? It comes with a CD! The song, King of the World, is performed by Point of Grace (see below, I found it on YouTube). This, too, brought tears to my eyes (seriously – do kids make you go sappy?? I used to be a hard-a$$, just ask my best friend…I never cried!) Anyway, I can totally see this song as a father/daughter dance at weddings.

And then Cindy herself reads the story with an instrumental version of the song in the background. As I said, I enjoyed the story when I read it (with my New England accent), but when hearing Cindy read it in her slight southern drawl, words rhymed! Words like “girl” and “world” – do those rhyme when you say them? I was quite impressed and it brought on a whole new level to the book.

To round it all out, there’s an interview with Cindy. I loved hearing about her inspiration for the song and how she presented it to her husband. She also talks about her children and the differences between writing and singing.

I get to give two of these gorgeous, hard-cover books (with CD!) away!!

Now for the Giveaway part

There are multiple ways to enter – you do not have to do all of them to be entered!

One entry each for the following comments left. Pick and choose the ones you want to do, but please leave a separate comment for each option – makes for easier random.org picking. 🙂

  • What is your favorite Cindy Morgan song?
  • What is your favorite children’s song?
  • What’s your favorite daddy/daughter song?

You can also get more entries (1 each) if you:

  • Blog about this giveaway and link back to me (let me know with a comment please)
  • Tweet about this giveaway (please let me know with a direct link in your comment)

You have until Midnight on Tuesday, June 16th to enter. Random.org will choose the winner and I’ll post it on Wednesday the 17th.

BUT WAIT! There’s more!!

Zonderkidz™ is currently hosting a “King Of Your World” contest on dancemedaddy.com, where children and parents alike can enter to win a Sony BRAVIA for Dad on Father’s Day.  Simply tell a story about your own father, or a special father figure in your life or your children’s lives.

Press Release

In her new children’s book Dance Me, Daddy (Zonderkidz™, May 2009, 978-0-310-71762-1, $16.99, Hardcover) singer/songwriter and 2009 Dove Award Winner Cindy Morgan celebrates the bond between fathers and daughters everywhere. With lively illustrations by Philomena O’Neill, Dance Me, Daddy recalls the days when Daddy was the “King of the World.” The final copy of the book will include a CD with the song “King of the World” (written by Morgan and inspiration for the book) performed by Point of Grace, as well as a reading of the book by Morgan.

Cindy Morgan is a wife, mother, and singer-songwriter. She has recorded eight records, enjoyed 18 number one hits, and has won ten Dove Awards over her career.  Dance Me, Daddy was inspired by a song she wrote for Christian/country stars Point of Grace – “King of the World” – which dropped to stations nationwide on June 1.  A CD recording of the song, along with an interview and book reading by Cindy Morgan, are included in each copy of the book.

22 Responses

  1. How fantastic! Ok, I have to be honest and say I have never heard of Cindy Morgan, but the book sounds just wonderful and that song was just beautiful!

  2. Ok, my favorite father/daughter song…hands down.,..Tim McGraw’s My Little Girl

  3. My favorite children’s song….that’s a hard one! I love so many. My favorites are Veggie tales songs. (is that a good enough answer or do i have to be more specific?)

  4. Not sure how to give you a link from twitter, but I know you follow me on there, so hopefully you’ll see it (it also shows up on my Facebook too!)


  5. My favorite Children’s song is the Wheels on the Bus, mostly because it is interactive and can go on and on and on…or be stopped at any point!

  6. I don’t know if it’s traditional, but I danced with my Dad to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” at my wedding so that’s my vote for favorite Father/Daughter song!

  7. my favorite children’s song is grandfather clock

  8. song for daddy daughter butterfly kisses

  9. the best child’s son in my mon is bingo my kids just love singing it!

  10. My husband would love to have this book to read to our little one. One of his favorite Daddy Daughter songs is My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

  11. I love this book, my husband is always dancing with my 3 year old, she would love this

  12. My favorite children’s song is BINGO — great fun to sing to.

  13. My family’s favorite children’s song is “Slippery Fish” – it has tons of hand actions so its great for the little kids. Thanks!

  14. I’ve also never heard of Cindy Morgan. Our fave children’s song is “789” by the Barenaked Ladies. My son sings it all the time!

  15. My fave daddy/daughter song is “Butterfly Kisses”. I also love “Don’t Take the Girl” but that’s more hubby/wife than daddy/daughter really. It just reminds me of my grandfather though.

  16. My favorite children’s song is “Hush little baby” – I’m always changing the words because I don’t remember the real ones!

  17. my granson dances to you are my sunshine

  18. My fave kids song is 5 little ducks

  19. My fave daddy/daughter song is Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman. Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  20. my fave cindy morgan song I”ll Stand
    Thanks for the giveaway

    sharr1226 at yahoo dot com

  21. Sounds like a sweet book!

  22. Love anything by Raffi!

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