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Daddy's Not Coming Home Hardcover – June 3, 2013
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Author: Jeremy LeBon
Illustrator: Morgan Griffin
Publisher: Diamond DMT Publishing
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.Read more ›
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.