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Win a New Children’s Book! Daddy Is My Hero by Dawn Richards & Jane Massey

WIN a wonderful addition to your children’s bookcase with this Tidy Book’s book review and competition post. You can win your child a copy of Daddy Is My Hero.  We have five copies of the book to giveaway!!!

Daddy Is My Hero Cover

There will be plenty of children, and adults for that matter, that consider their dads as heroes.

The relationship between father and child is one that is beautifully celebrated in Daddy Is My Hero.  This particular book is about a relationship between a father and a pre-school son, but doesn’t mean that little girls won’t relate to it.

It follows the adventures, and the chores, of a dad busied with entertaining and looking after their young son.

This is a tender, touching tribute to all heroic dads out there, full of fun, energy and love for their children.

Daddy Is My Hero is written by Dawn Richards, who is also the author behind Mummy Duck, I Love You and Little Duck’s First Christmas.

The illustrations are provided by Jane Massey whose previous works include Let’s Play Peek-a-boo!, Knight School and Monster Baby.

Daddy Is My Hero is published by Random House in both boardback and paperback formats, both retailing for £5.99

It’s easy to enter our giveaway! To win a copy, tell us why your dad is a hero in a comment and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you’d like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest or Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.

But before you give yourself a great chance of winning a copy of the book have a read of what we made of Daddy Is My Hero.

Daddy Is My Hero (sometimes!)


As the father of an energetic and imaginative boy, I am proper target audience for this book.

It’s written from the child’s perspective, which is very interesting, as it makes you think a little more about how your child sees you.  Sometimes it’s good to look at things from a child’s perspective and understand why they think you are a hero for dressing up as a wizard or a pirate.

There’s a lot in here for an active imagination, and it takes me back to my boy’s tender years, when he’d like nothing more than a ‘made up story’ at bedtime.

Despite loving some of the books we’d share at night, his favourite was always for me to make up a daft story that could range from Chewbacca going to the dentist, to the tales of a little boy who’d had remarkable coincidental recent experiences to my boy!

I’m not ashamed to admit that reading this simple and cute book brought a tear or two to my eye, and I’m sure it would be a bedtime reading hit between any father and toddler son.

Daddy Is My Hero


Helen is an assistant head teacher at a large primary school, with specific responsibility for over 150 children in the Early Years Foundation Stage.  She has nearly two decades’ worth of experience of working with children up to 6 years old.

Below she tells us what she made of Daddy Is My Hero and includes her ideas of how the book could be used as an education tool.

“The illustrations are superb, simple, clear yet intriguing at the same time.  Children could try to copy them, or they could be used for simple counting and finding tasks.”

“Having simple text that rhymes is also good for young children, and teachers for that matter.  It gives us an opportunity to explain sounds and easily prompts children to think of other rhyming words.”

“This book would be great to talk about a range of feelings.  How a child may feel calm, safe, happy and protected.”

“There’s a great mix of reality and fantasy.  It isn’t all pirates and spacemen, but cleaning teeth and washing up too.  It’s good to find a book that features a father doing housework.”

“It also tackles conflict well, and that children do not always agree with their parents.  It’s good to see that as normal, and to talk about how conflict is resolved.”

“Parents can use this book to talk to children about always loving them, despite a child not always perhaps being in the good books!”


So that’s what we made of Daddy Is My Hero and we have three brand new copies of the book to giveaway.

It’s easy to enter! To win a copy, tell us why your dad is a hero in a comment and by liking the Tidy Books Facebook page on our app below.  If you’d like to have a greater chance of winning, earn extra entries by using the app by joining our Newsletter, following us on Pinterest, Tweeting about the giveaway and other extra entry options.  

Good Luck!

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67 thoughts on “Win a New Children’s Book! Daddy Is My Hero by Dawn Richards & Jane Massey

  1. Avatar Susan Nisar says:

    My dad worked 12 hr shifts seven days a week to give us a comfortable home, clothes, food and great holidays abroad… #greatdad

  2. Avatar tracy nixon says:

    My dad is a hero because he does so much for all his four kids an his 12 young grand children!

  3. Avatar Jenette Davies says:

    lovely magical book

  4. Avatar Joanna Vernon says:

    My dad is ny hero because he taught me to ride my bike when I was little now he is teaching my son

  5. Avatar kim neville says:

    My dad is always helping others and forgets about his own worries

  6. Avatar danielle says:

    My dad died of cancer 5 years ago on bonfire night. He was the most amazing strong person i will ever know x

  7. Avatar Zoe jones says:

    Because he teaches me to be strong no matter what l face in life, stands by me, gives me hope. He sees the best in people and will help anyone. He’s amazing with my son teaching him all the values in life he taught me, always offering to help out ven though he suffers from ill health. I believe he also teaches my partner how to be a good father. He’s everything l hope my son will grow up be. X

  8. Avatar claire griffiths says:

    because he is always there for me and his grandkids

  9. Avatar Debra G says:

    My dad is a hero because he loves me so much.

  10. Avatar Denise Taylor-Dennis says:

    My dad passed away many years ago but he was my coach in softball and gave me a hard time which made me stronger.

  11. Avatar zoe matthewman says:

    Because he is the only man in my life that i can count on, hes always there for me no matter what the situation

  12. Avatar Angela Campbell says:

    Whenever I’m stuck, or in an emergency, my Dad is always there to help me no questions asked and no judging – even if it was because I did something foolish!

  13. Avatar Joanne Leese says:

    My Dad is my hero because he works hard and plays hard.

  14. Avatar Catherine McAlinden says:

    My Mum was a hero, because she was Mum and Dad to me. Such a special person.

  15. Avatar susan alison says:

    my dads always a hero as he’s always there for us

  16. Because he took me and my sister on when we were just little and has been there for us through everything!! x

  17. Avatar Lauren says:

    He’s always there to give me advice!

  18. Avatar Gill Mitchell says:

    My dad worked long hours during the week but was always pleased to see us and spend time with us, reading books, making up stories and playing fab games 😀

  19. Avatar Lisa Sands says:

    My dad is not my hero he is the biggest waste of space to walk the earth and I havent seen him since I was around 12 years old! My mum however is a legend and the best mum/dad that anyone could ask for, and my partner is the best daddy to our 3 children EVER 🙂 x

  20. Avatar Lauren Pilkington says:

    my dad is my hero because he is always there for me and never judges

  21. Avatar Julie Speirs says:

    My daddy is my hero because… He has always been there for me, protecting me and loving me.

  22. Avatar Rebecca Duncan says:

    I just asked my 3 year old little boy why Daddy was his hero. He said because Daddy is good at playing cars….very important when you are 3!!

  23. Avatar Joanna Sawka says:

    because I always can count on him

  24. Avatar leigh boyle says:

    because no matter what I do he’s always got my back cheering and pushing me on

  25. Avatar Stephanie Tsang says:

    My dad is my hero because he’s always been there for me, even when I turned into a rebel.

  26. Avatar Lorraine Tinsley says:

    My dad is my hero because he’s hard working, loyal and loving, but in a I’ll let mum do all the talking way!

  27. Avatar Holly Edmundson says:

    My dads my hero because he has stood by me bpthrough thick and thin 🙂 xx

  28. Avatar Jenny Harper says:

    Going through my teenage years, I barely spoke to him (as teenagers do!) but he was always there when I needed him for lifts and small emergencies, etc. He never let me down and just let me get on with growing up, learning about the world as a young adult.

  29. Avatar claire elizabeth noke says:

    Even though im 31 with 3 children of my own, I still rely on my daddy. Hes my hero because he’s amazing, he’s supportive, he’s lovely, kind, considerate and a fantastic role model xx

  30. Avatar Kelly Hooper says:

    My dad is a hero because there is nothing he won’t do for his children and grandchildren

  31. Avatar Diana says:

    My dad isn’t a hero, because he left us when I was little and never relly cared about me. But my baby’s dad is a hero because he would do anything to make her happy :}

  32. Avatar Emily Knight says:

    Mine is a hero because he worked for years and years in a job he hated, just so that he had the money to pay for education for me and my four siblings. He’s now doing stuff that he loves – and jokes about spending our inheritance on travel – but I honestly don’t care. He deserves it!

  33. Avatar Jo W says:

    He adores his grandson

  34. Avatar Cat Culmer says:

    Sadly, My Dad isn’t my hero but my hubby is, without a doubt our little boys! x

  35. Avatar Teresa Thompson says:

    He’s always there.

  36. Avatar sam thomlinson says:

    my partner took on my 3 children, his 3 and our 1 and is a great dad to all of them

  37. Avatar Heather T says:

    My dad is a hero because he would do anything for his family and he gives me unconditional love.

  38. Avatar Jo Glasspool says:

    he makes me laugh x

  39. Avatar gemma foster says:

    dont know where to start – a hero from start to finish

  40. Avatar Elaine Savage says:

    My dad’s a hero because he’s always been a great support when we have needed him

  41. Avatar Susie Wilkinson says:

    My Dad is my hero because he worked so hard for us all, and has forgiven me so much, and, since my Mum died 4 years ago, he’s learnt to bake cakes and makes one for all of our birthdays!

  42. Avatar Lisa Wilkinson says:

    Because he is always there for us and is a brilliant taxi driver!

  43. Avatar sheri anderson says:

    My dad was a hero because he took care of us so well and was such a loving and amazing father for all the time he was here with us and has now passed on to a better place, thanks!!

  44. Avatar Hayley Louise Colburn says:

    My dad’s a hero because he worked himself ill when we were younger, he is now registered disabled and still spends everyday hunting for work he can physically do

  45. Avatar Alan Sherman says:

    My daddy is a hero because…
    He’s my daddy, and he’s better than yours. Because he is.

  46. Avatar Leanne Bell says:

    My Daughter truly believes that Daddy goes out to work every day to save the world & asks him most evenings on his return if he has saved the world that day 🙂

  47. Avatar pauline black says:

    my dad is my hero because even tho he is a pensioner now he is still taking care of my mentaly and physically handicapped sister at home.

  48. Avatar Seyma Shabbir says:

    My dad is a hero for serving in the military for 20+ years and being involved with family as much as possible.

  49. Avatar gina says:

    He showed me what good work ethic can accomplish.

  50. Avatar hazel haskayne says:

    My dad was a hero because he worked so hard to look after us four children.

  51. Avatar hazel haskayne says:

    My dad is a hero because he worked so hard for us four children.

  52. Avatar Alona Y says:

    My dad is a hero because he worked so hard to raise me from when he was only 21, and he’s an amazing human being in a million other ways.

  53. Avatar Rebecca Lis says:

    My dad is a hero because he’s always there for me when needed

  54. Avatar Barbara Handley says:

    I did not realise how special my father was until after he died. He worked hard all his life and was always there for me.

  55. Avatar Vera Pope says:

    He is a hero for working had to provide for us

  56. Avatar Kyomi Johnson says:

    My dad is my hero for always putting others first and always believing in me. He is one in a million and since being diagnosed with cancer since a baby he has supported me and taken me to every hospital appointment. Without my dad I wouldn’t be where I am today.

  57. Avatar Abigail says:

    My dad is a hero becaue he has been battling cancer for years and has still managed to make time to plan special outings and adventures with each of his grand kids

  58. Avatar Abigail says:

    My dad is a hero because he has been battling cancer for years and has still managed to make time to plan special outings and adventures with each of his grand kids

  59. Avatar Karin Hall says:

    My Dad (and Mum!) always made sure we came first, even if it meant they had to go without… Which really, I didn’t of course appreciate until I had my own kids!!!

  60. Avatar Joyce Butler says:

    Great book!

  61. Avatar Keri Jones says:

    My dad is my hero because he raised me as a single parent and worked lots of hours to put a roof over our heads and food on the table. When I was younger he raised lots of money for charity too 🙂 <3 x

  62. I always knew he loved me which often kept me going.

  63. Avatar Fiona Orr says:

    Absolutely lovely idea. There aren’t enough stories about dads. Xxx

  64. Avatar Katie Walters says:

    My partner is a hero dad to our 2 children, as even though when he comes home from his job as a tree surgeon which is very physical demanding, and he’s very tired and achy, he still plays with the children

  65. Avatar Rosie says:

    because he’s always done so much for me and my brother 🙂

  66. Avatar Sarah Creswell says:

    Because he always has good advice

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