May I have this dance, Dad?
Award-winning singer / songwriter celebrates fathers and daughters in new children's book
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Daddy's little girl always grows up too fast, doesn't she? Princess gowns and cardboard crowns are traded for graduation robes and college applications. In a flash, she'll give up her tutu to don a wedding dress in its place. But before that day comes, princesses big and small know there are moments they'll never forget with Daddy: sharing tea parties in the backyard, playing with paper dolls, and most importantly, spinning around with her favorite dance partner. These precious moments might be fleeting, but both fathers and daughters know they are memories each will never forget.
In her new children's book Dance Me, Daddy (Zonderkidz™, May 2009, 978-0-310-71762-1, $16.99, Hardcover) award-winning singer/songwriter Cindy Morgan celebrates the bond between fathers and daughters everywhere. It is based on a song that will be played for father/daughter wedding day dances for years to come: "King of the World," also written by Morgan.
"The first time we heard 'King of the World' we all cried," says Point of Grace singer Denise Jones. "All three of us have incredible fathers and we're thankful to have a song that pays tribute to them. There just aren't a lot of songs out there that highlight the true importance of a father's role in a girl's life."
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" performed by Point of Grace, as well as a reading of the book by Morgan.
From their first dance together to the one on their wedding day, Dance Me, Daddy encourages fathers and daughters to remember those special moments shared between them.
"I wanted this book to reflect how blessed we are to have such special fathers in our lives," says Morgan. "I am so thankful to be here and have a wonderful husband, who is a great Daddy to our two healthy daughters! It's my hope that Dance Me, Daddy and 'King of the World' can help us all reflect on what gifts these relationships are."
Cindy Morgan is a wife, mother, and singer/songwriter. She has recorded eight records, enjoyed 18 number one hits, and has won nine Dove Awards over her career, including her most recent Dove Awards for 2008 Songwriter of the Year and 2008 Country Song of the Year for "How You Live," performed by Point of Grace. Along with her husband, novelist Sigmund Brouwer, and their two daughters, Olivia and Savannah, Cindy divides her time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit cindymorganmusic.com.
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. Entrants simply tell a story about their own father, or a special father figure in their or their children’s lives. Check out dancemedaddy.com or more details.
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