Made For Me
by Zack Bush & Gregorio De Lauretis

Of all the children that ever could be, You are the one made just for me.”

This ode to fatherhood is an absolute joy and it made me cry the first time I read it. Written in gentle, heartwarming rhyme, the story follows a new dad as he cares for his child from birth through to early toddlerhood.

Through a montage of tender moments, we see him change nappies, administer feeds and do bedtime and bathtime. He tickles toes, reads stories, plays ball and builds sandcastles – and all the while he marvels about the wonder of this tiny being who seems to have been made just for him.

The poetry here is beautiful and the illustrations really draw you in. The father figure is large and a hairy – a mountain of a man beside his child – but in every image you can see the huge amount of love he carries in his heart.

This is a really beautiful book and would make an ideal gift for a new dad.

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