New Picture Book- BECAUSE I’M YOUR DAD from Ahmet Zappa


because I'm your dad

We are big fans of picture books in our home and this new release from Ahmet Zappa (son of musician Frank Zappa) looks like a touching, cute, and fun book.  I can’t wait to check it out!

Because I’m Your Dad is a tribute to Zappa’s happy childhood and a promise to his daughter, Halo, for a one-of-a-kind relationship.

Watch the musical trailer for Because I’m Your Dad on Entertainment Weekly

Here is the official scoop-

In Ahmet Zappa’s first picture book for children, Because I’m Your Dad, a dad like no other promises to give his kid a childhood like no other. Whimsical monster characters bring the silly and sweet scenes to life and keep the book universal. The book’s ending, a moving tribute to the author’s father, guarantees intergenerational appeal: “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.”

 Both a tribute to his happy childhood and a promise to his daughter, Halo, for a one-of-a-kind relationship, “I wrote this book for anyone who is a father, has a father, or hopes to someday be a father,” says Zappa.

A perfect book to read on Father’s Day, or any day.

About Ahmet Zappa:

Ahmet Zappa is the son of late rock musician/composer Frank Zappa and, as he puts it, “My awesome mother, Gail.” Ahmet grew up with a learning disability and now writes books to help children discover how wonderful reading can be. Through his production company, Monsterfoot Productions, Ahmet has developed several television shows and movies, including the recently-released Walt Disney Pictures feature film “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” Ahmet, Shana, and their daughter Halo live in Los Angeles, CA under a rainbow with their three fur goblins: Sandwich, Luna, and Figgy. For more information, visit him online at

About Dan Santat:

Dan Santat is the author and/or illustrator of many books, including Oh, No! and Oh, No! Not Again! by Mac Barnett and Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo by Ayun Halliday . He is also the creator of Disney’s animated hit, “The Replacements.” Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, a rabbit, a bird, a cat, and a dog. Visit him online at

About Disney Publishing Worldwide

Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with over 700 million products sold each year. DPW consists of an extensive worldwide licensing structure as well as vertically integrated publishing imprints, including Disney Book Group in the U.S. and Disney Libri in Italy. DPW publishes a range of children’s magazines globally, as well as Disney kids magazines in the U.S. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes Disney English learning centers in China and a worldwide retail-licensing program. DPW’s digital products include bestselling eBook titles as well as original apps. Headquartered in Glendale, California, DPW publishes books, magazines, and digital products in 85 countries in 75 languages. For more information visit

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  1. I’ve heard of Ahmet Zappa before but never knew that he grew up with a disability. Love the cover of the book.

  2. This sounds like such a cute book! I’m going to pass this idea along to my daughter so she can get it for my grandsons to give my son in law this year!

  3. Megan Parsons says

    This is such a cute book! It would be a great one for my husband to read to the kids!

  4. alyssa roberts says

    Wow i need to get this for my HUSBAND!

  5. Ahmet Zappa might of had a disability but he also has a gift ~! What a fantastic wonderful book. Every Dad should have this book to read to their child.

  6. Debby Chandler says

    how cute! I would like to get this for my grandchildren. They love to read.

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