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Book Review/Giveaway: My Daddy Wears a Different Kind of Suit to Work. Ends Feb 28th

My Daddy

My Daddy Wears a Different Kind of Suit to Work written by Josephine Amy Dituri and Joseph Dituri

About the Book: My Daddy Wears a Different Kind of Suit to Work is a full color illustrated children’s book that allows you to share the marvels of the undersea world with your children through radiant pictures and a heartwarming tale. Translated by the 13 year old author to Spanish in the back, this novel approach to a dual language book is the epitome of a language lesson.

My Review: Have you ever wondered what kind of job your father has, is it an unusual job? Most kids think if their father isn’t wearing a business suit to work then his job isn’t important. This story is told by a 14 year old girl whose dad works underwater.

She goes on to describe what his work as a Diving Officer is. The special suit needed to protect him from the cold water and the sea creatures.  The decompression chamber used to treat divers that are sick. How the oceans provide shipping routes and phytoplankton which provides oxygen. How you feel cooler near the beach because the ocean absorbs heat, and how important it is to protect the oceans.

This wonderfully illustrated book has 25 fun-loving pages in English and in Spanish.

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

About the Authors: Joseph earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and his Master’s degree in Astronautical Engineering from Naval Post Graduate School. He is an active duty Naval Engineering Officer (Diving Officer) with 21 years of leadership and management experience. He served five tours at diving and salvage commands and has worked in every facet of diving from underwater ship’s husbandry to saturation diving. Joe’s commitment to AME is completely voluntary and remains separate from his military duties. In a civilian capacity Joseph has trained hundreds of technical divers to dive and physicians in the use of hyperbaric medicine. He is the author of numerous diver-training manuals, a contributing author to the Navy Diving Manual and has been published in several journals including those produced by the American Society of Naval Engineers and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Joseph is also a stockholder of IANTD, the largest technical diver-training agency in the world. He serves as the Training Director and holds instructor trainer ratings in every form of diving. Joseph is married and has three children. He enjoys skydiving and has a long-term goal of being an astronaut upon retirement from military service.

Josephine Dituri is 14 years old and a freshman in high school at the time of publication. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy. She gains inspiration from the ocean.

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Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, please enter me, and Love to win this! This is so cute!

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Winner is #7 – Carol L

February 16, 2013 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , ,


  1. I never really wondered what my Dad did. I guess because he brought me to work so often (he worked as a high school teacher and then the Music and Art Coordinator of a school district.) Because I went to school everyday, I would see him around and don’t remember a time when I didn’t. I can imagine the mystery that other children experience, however. I think this book would be great for a child to continue having fantasies about their what their parents do all day.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    Comment by Meghan Stith | February 16, 2013 | Reply

  2. I wish I would have thought about this idea. My husband goes to work in casual clothes and occassionally when he has to wear a suit, the kids know Daddy has an important meeting. Throw in the undersea world and we have a homerun here. My 5 year daughter is “patiently” waiting to turn 7 so she can go to Mermaid school. One of her favorite movies is Finding Nemo. My 3 year old son wants to do whatever his big sister wants to do. I can hear them asking Daddy for this book to be read to them, over and over. Now I will just need to brush up on my Spanish, so it will sound like a new book when I read it to them. Great review Ella, you get to read some beautiful books. Thanks.

    Comment by Christine A. | February 16, 2013 | Reply

  3. This book sounds great. I think it’s important to show and decribe different careers.

    Comment by Katie Neustadter | February 16, 2013 | Reply

  4. It’s funny … I volunteer over at the Aquarium, and I never really throught about what the kids think about their parents’ jobs! Maybe because so many of them are still single – but there are a few. It’s got to seem pretty cool to know their folks work or dive with fish & related critters, but then I wonder how that fits in with everyone else’s job in the neighborhood / the classroom? (BTW, a friend illustrated a book which was released with the Spanish version back/back. That’s so great!)

    Comment by Andrew T. Kuligowski | February 16, 2013 | Reply

  5. I think my kids would like that, as their father also has an unusual job.

    Comment by domestic diva | February 17, 2013 | Reply

  6. I love the fact that this book is bi-lingual and makes children think about working! My dad and mom work as teachers and I love hearing their stories about their days from a child to this very day.🙂

    Comment by Lydia Harpe | February 17, 2013 | Reply

  7. Joesph has quite a resume. Amazing accomplishments. This is a great read and especially that it’s bilingual.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by carol L | February 21, 2013 | Reply

  8. Books that introduce children to nontraditional careers are very important. I look forward to learning more about what the author’s father does for a living.

    Comment by likwan | February 28, 2013 | Reply

  9. Thank you so much Ella. I can’t wait to see my grandsons face when he gets this.
    Carol L.

    Comment by Carol L | March 3, 2013 | Reply

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