By Kenneth Braswell & Illustrated By Merve Terzi
Fathers Incorporated are a nonprofit organization that are dedicated to enriching the lives of children by educating and encouraging a strong father presence in their lives. Kenneth Braswell is the Executive Director and brings a wealth of knowledge to the pages of the books he has written. Daddy Is Feeling Blue is just the latest book to be published.
Available in paperback or hardcover, Daddy Is Feeling Blue addresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how a health scare to a family member can have lasting implications.
Daddy Is Feeling Blue is the story of a young family who encounter a terrible health scare when Brandon, the father in the story, collapses after a mild heart attack. To the relief of everyone, Brandon will recover, but he has been given strict instruction to make essential healthy changes to his life style. His son Corey learns about healthy eating in the classroom, and he brings this new knowledge home. The family encourages this new knowledge and introduces it into their home and lifestyle.
As with Kenneths' other book, Daddy, There's a Noise Outside, the illustrations found within Daddy Is Feeling Blue are fun and vibrant, in a style somewhat reminiscent of a comic strip. The text is found encompassed within a speech bubble and the images are colorful and could be described as similar in style to pop art.
This book is a great opener for discussing, what is such an important topic in any family, our health and how to live healthy lifestyles. At the back of the book, the reader can find a wealth of resources for encouraging a healthy lifestyle. I'm so lucky to have been able to read this book and recommend it for all children.