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I Want My Daddy! by Tracey Corderoy & Alison Edgson

I Want My Daddy! would make a lovely present for Fathers’ Day, it portrays a wonderful relationship between a father and his son.

The Story: Arthur’s castle keeps falling down and he needs daddy to help him. They fix the castle so that he can play knights but then Arthur falls over. Luckily Daddy is there and suggests a trip to the playground. At the playground they go fishing and Daddy helps Arthur when he catches a monster! Back home Arthur makes a crown for Daddy, the king of his castle, and gives him a big hug.

This lovely story includes knights, castles, monsters and dinosaurs and shows the wonder and fun of imaginative play, Arthur’s castle is made out of a cardboard box and is fixed using Daddy’s castle cement. Two important relationships are portrayed in this story, the close relationship between Arthur and his father and the fact that he is there for Arthur when he needs him. The other relationship is between Arthur and Huffity. Huffity is Arthur’s soft toy dinosaur who is an important part of Arthur’s games in his castle, accompanies him to the park and sits with him while he is fishing.

I love the way that creativity and imagination is encouraged throughout this story. Arthur is encouraged to create his own castle using a box and makes Daddy’s crown himself. Daddy also stimulates Arthur’s imagination while they are fishing when he names the ‘monster’ that they have caught.

I Want My Daddy! is an easy to read story with beautiful illustrations. Throughout the story Arthur is dressed as a knight. We love the illustration with all the mouse families at the park and Daddy and Arthur’s expressions while they are fishing really show how hard they are working to reel their ‘monster’ in. My favourite illustration is of Arthur sitting in his castle making Daddy’s crown and my daughter loves the final spread, the look on Arthur’s face while he is hugging Daddy is adorable.

This is a lovely gentle story about sons and their daddies, a great story for bedtime.

Age Range: 2 +

Author: Tracey Corderoy / Illustrator: Alison Edgson

Thank you to Little Tiger Press for sending us a review copy of I Want My Daddy! It is a fantastic story for stimulating imaginative play.


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26 responses to “I Want My Daddy! by Tracey Corderoy & Alison Edgson”


  1. Kate @ Family Fever avatar

    Sounds like a lovely book 🙂 Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is, a perfect present for a special Daddy 🙂


  2. Newcastle Family Life avatar

    This looks like such a lovely book, I would love something like this for my son to give to his daddy x #triedtested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s the perfect book for a son to give his daddy 🙂


  3. Jayne @ SMABL avatar

    This sounds lovely 🙂
    What a great reference this blog is for people like myself who have little bookworms.
    #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for visiting Jayne, I hope you find some books that your little bookworms will enjoy 🙂


  4. The Reading Residence avatar

    This sounds so sweet. My son loves books about mice, too, for some reason! so I’m sure this would be popular with him, too.


    1. Catherine avatar

      Your comment got me thinking about all the other picture books that we have read with mice in 🙂


  5. Polly Mixtures avatar

    My little one is a right book worm and I bet she would love this. I will look out for it! #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s so lovely to have little bookworms in the house 🙂


  6. Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos avatar

    I think we have this book in our borrow room, it’s really cute. #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s very cute 🙂


  7. Kim Carberry avatar

    Aww! What a cute story….It sounds lovely x


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a lovely story to give Daddy as a present 🙂


  8. Prue Clarke avatar

    What a lovely daddy themed book. My 5 year old would enjoy this one I think!


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s brilliant and perfect for a five year old 🙂


  9. Adventures of a Novice Mum avatar

    I like books that are centred around family life; and one that explores relationships with one or both parents in a fun way is definitely a winner. This is a book I can see myself getting for my hubby and child. #TriedTested


    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a brilliant book for portraying positive parent / child relationships. I hope you enjoy it 🙂


  10. Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) avatar

    This book sounds lovely – definitely the perfect book for Father’s Day and beyond! 🙂


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s gorgeous and the little mouse, Arthur, dressed up as a knight is so cute 🙂


  11. Katie @ The Logonauts avatar

    Sounds like a precious story, indeed, and a great one to highlight just in time for Father’s Day here in the US. Thanks for sharing with #KidLitBlogHop!


    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s all wrapped up for Fathers’ Day in the morning 🙂


  12. Vivian Kirkfield avatar

    Love love love this book, Catherine. And you are right…it is a perfect book for Father’s Day! I’m visiting via the Kid Lit Blog Hop…so glad to meet you. 😉


    1. Catherine avatar

      Thank you for visiting! We often give Dad a picture book for Fathers’ Day, this one is lovely 🙂


  13. Karen avatar

    I am happy to have found your blog through the #WeekendBlogHop! I don’t have children, but I have a 5-yr. old nephew. I am going to pass your sight on to his parents as you recommend books perfect for his age. I love the blog name! Karen 🙂


    1. Catherine Friess avatar

      Thanks Karen and thank you for visiting. Have a great weekend 🙂