Happy Release Day! This Is My Dad

Now, more than ever, we need reasons to be happy, right! When mayhem reigns supreme and suffering escalates, it is sometimes hard to validate ones own happiness when one is not experiencing hardship firsthand but, as I have learned over the years, one should never, EVER dismiss their own moments of glory nor smother their own exclamations of happiness believing this will make them 'feel better'. True compassion is understanding and supporting, not denying and suppressing your own good feels. Everyone is entitled to feel joy and exultation. 

And so, on this most notable of days - Dr Seuss' Day - his birthday - I am elated to pop a few virtual corks and announce the Happy Publication Day of, THIS IS MY DAD!!!

This is My Dad is a timely, important and heart-warming look at modern family dynamics. It highlights that families come in all shapes and sizes, and they are all worthy of celebration.

With one in four children in the UK living with a single parent, and 90% of those parents being a woman, Leo’s family situation will resonate with millions of children, and will provide a valuable insight for millions more.
EK Books

Written by ME and illustrated by the incredible, Nicky Johnston. this story celebrates all those single parent families out there, the parents doing it solo for whatever reason, the kids living their best lives within this dynamic. I am taking my hat off to all those fabulous teacher librarians and librarians out there too who inspired me to want to be one, who nurture adventure and encourage loud happy giggling within their book sanctuaries. This one is for YOU!!


This Is My Dad - Book Party with Dimity Powell & Megan Daley

Saturday 09 April 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Where the Wild Things Are (Avid Reader Courtyard)
West End, Brisbane QLD

Event reservations now open!


Norah Colvin said…
Congratulations, Dimity! Another great publication. I'm looking forward to seeing you at the launch and reading your lovely book.
DimbutNice said…
Can't wait to introduce you to, Leo Norah! Soon... ;-) x

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