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Daddy's Not Coming Home Hardcover – June 3, 2013

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Cameron T. Oswald, Instructor
Manning High School, Manning, SC
BS English, College of Charleston
“Jeremy LeBon’s Daddy’s Not Coming Home captures the heartbreak of a young child and his mother upon learning the news that “Daddy” will not be returning home from combat. From the simple yet subtle language LeBon provides his readers to the raw emotions demonstrated within Morgan Griffin’s illustrations, this book allows readers to experience an intimate scene that is becoming all too common in this day and age. The most compelling aspect of this work, though, is the realism it brings to the table. When Mommy answers the door and sees a soldier who is not her husband, adult readers immediately know the soon-to-be-delivered news while children remain as perplexed and questioning as the young protagonist. As a member of a family who has seen a number of men, including my brother, deployed to combat, I must say that Daddy’s Not Coming Home creates such relatable characters and captures such real emotion that it nearly parallels the experiences of a military family. Daddy’s Not Coming Home is not your traditional “feel-good” children’s tale, but it delivers such a powerful, important message that is entirely necessary for children to learn at an early age. For this reason, I highly recommend this book.”


Lenore Webb
Broken Hearts Need Healing
“Sometimes, we just can not find the words to tell someone how much we care. Or to give them solace from the harm that is there. A child’s mind can understand but still questions what he hears. So with this we can try and help begin the repair. Daddy’s Not Coming Home by Jeremy LeBon and Illustrated by Morgan Griffin is a book that we wish was not needed. Sadly it is. With kindness, gentle words and soft paintings a story unfolds to explain what has been told. Though this is not a story for many, it is a story that many need to hear. And with great forethought it may be just what starts the conversation that helps. This is published by Diamond DMT Publishing. They are an independently owned, Christian-based Publishing Company whose main purpose is to seek out exceptional talent in the Arts, especially in writing, music, art and photography. And their goal is to assist worthy individuals with a chance to be published, when they may not otherwise have the opportunity to share their works with the world. I wish to thank them for this book to review. Now that I am done with it I want to send it to TAPS so that it may be able to help families there.”

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“As a producer of children’s music and soundtracks for many years, I have to say that producing the audio narration CD for “Daddy’s Not Coming Home” was a very heartfelt experience. I knew my task from the script I was sent early on, but from the moment I received the book in its illustrated form, I was moved and inspired to produce an audio narration CD that would bring home every brushstroke within the pages of this wonderful book. “Daddy’s Not Coming Home” is written like a beautiful song that carries you to the end, with each line of the story, like a lyric carefully crafted by the author. It is illustrated in a rich soft watercolor style that is perfectly suited to the poignant and profound message of coping with the loss of a loved one. My goal was to help bring to life such a story, for such a time as this. “Daddy’s Not Coming Home” is a very special book that will touch the heart and soul of everyone who reads it.” Mark Vincent Pence writer/arranger/composer/producer
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Diamond Dmt Publishing LLC (June 3, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983763828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983763826
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.3 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,818,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Title: Daddy's Not Coming Home
Author: Jeremy LeBon
Illustrator: Morgan Griffin
Publisher: Diamond DMT Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-9837638-2-6

The Bible states in Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." When a loved one is killed at war, it is very hard to explain it to a young child but in Jeremy LeBon's children's book, "Daddy's Not Coming Home," it may help lessen the blow in a young person's confused and insecure life.

This unnumbered but around forty pages, hardbound book has a painting of a boy in front of a glowing fireplace in a living room with a portrait of his father in uniform on the mantel. Dedicated to military families who have lost a parent or loved one, the story is heartbreaking, tender and compassionate, trying to help a pre-school age or younger realize death's finality on earth, that his or her father will not be coming home from war and the hope that they will see them again in Heaven. The story is written in rhyme format with paintings illustrated by Morgan Griffin that are easily understood as they adapt to each part of the story. An audible CD is inserted that has D. Pittman's voice telling the story with applicable background sounds including "Taps." The two songs, "America the Beautiful" and "We'll Never Say Goodbye Again," are also included.

Written by LeBon with the support of his Army veteran brother, this humble, tragic story is about young Christian who sees his mother's reaction when a man dressed in a uniform knocks on the door, informing them that his father has died in the war.
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Sometimes we just can not find the words to tell someone how we care. Or to give them solace from the harm that is there. A child's mind can understand but still questions what he hears. So with this we can try and help begin the repair.

Daddy's Not Coming Home by Jeremy LeBon and Illustrated by Morgan Griffin is a book that we wish was not needed. Sadly it is. With kindness, gentle words and soft paintings a story unfolds to explain what has been told. Though this is not a story for many, it is a story that many need to hear. And with great forethought it may be just what starts the conversation that helps.

This is published by Diamond DMT Publishing. They are an independently owned, Christian-based Publishing Company whose main purpose is to seek out exceptional talent in the Arts, especially in writing, music, art and photography. And their goal is to assist worthy individuals with a chance to be published, when they may not otherwise have the opportunity to share their works with the world. I wish to thank them for this book to review. Now that I am done with it I want to send it to TAPS so that it may be able to help families there.
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