About the Book
Author: Alan Katz
Illustrator: Chris Robertson
Number of Pages: 32
Age Level: Preschool - 3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Summary: A father and son discuss the variety of outlandish items they might have if not for the other in this funny and heartfelt look at the appreciation we have for our families.
There are tons of things a parent or child could have, if they didn’t have each other. A dad may be able to have a sleek sports car, and a son could have candy for every meal.
But if to have those things, they wouldn’t have each other…well, they’d rather have their family instead.
Kids and parents alike will find the humor in all the outlandish things they could have, but also the tenderness of knowing they have exactly what they need with each other.
Young readers will be drawn to the brightly colored and exquisitely detailed illustrations and eagerly absorbed everything each page has to offer.
The back and forth banter between father and son is priceless and little ones will get a kick out of Mike's crazy ideas.
If I Didn't Have You is wonderfully written and certain to become a fast favorite with children and parents alike.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author
But my proudest achievement is the brilliance of Simone, Andrew, Nathan, and David, the children my wonderful wife Rose and I “co-authored.” They have taken me to new heights of silliness, and they are the reason I'm a happy man.
About the Illustrator
His book, "Harry and the Hot Lava" speaks directly to the imagination of a child, while "My Yellow Umbrella" hit the #1 spot on Amazon's Bestseller list for Baby & Toddler Color Books, Bedtime and Dreaming and Children's Game Books.
Chris's other books include the Amazon's Best Sellers, "I'll Trade My Peanut-Butter Sandwich" and "Kit and Kaboodle". He broke into the Children's book field in 2005 with "Little Miss Liberty" published by Chronicle Books then subsequently by Scholastic Books in paperback.
Chris's whimsical cartoon style feels light-hearted and carefree which seems to perfectly match his humorous writing style. He lives in Pasadena with his wife and three boys.