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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.