New Children's Book, Daddy Has A Tattoo Makes Its Debut Worldwide; Teaching New Readers The Lessons Of Tolerance And Acceptance

-Daddy Has A Tattoo teaches preschoolers through kindergarteners the age old lesson of not judging a book by its cover-

Dec 04, 2012, 08:00 ET from Phil Padwe

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Author and illustrator Phil Padwe is proud to announce his newest children's book, Daddy Has A Tattoo, the second in its series. This beautifully illustrated children's book features 32 pages of bright, inviting drawings and a delightful story kids will love. It's about a little boy named James who loves his Daddy's tattoo, and his best friend Polly who loves parrots! Together they use their imaginations to solve a mystery: why are their daddies tattooed? The story encourages imagination, leverages the fascination children have for tattoos to get them reading, and teaches that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover… especially when it comes to tattoos!


Mr. Padwe's first book, Mommy Has A Tattoo, was the first children's title to feature tattooed characters and the first to feature a tattooed parent.  It introduced James, a little boy who's afraid of his new heavily tattooed neighbor, until he learns that his Mommy has a tattoo as well. Both books are the perfect way to start a light hearted discussion with preschoolers about accepting people who are different from them. According to a 2012 Harris Poll, 1 in 5 American adults are now tattooed; So, millions are tattooed mommies and daddies!

Author Phil Padwe says of his children's books, "Kids are naturally fascinated with tattoos. Major corporations like Disney and Mattel have been packaging temporary tattoos with their toys and videos for decades. Now, you can use your child's natural fascination with tattoos to encourage a love for books and early reading, which would make you a smart parent! Toddlers who learn to enjoy reading tend to like books throughout life which is obviously a major advantage in school!"

Daddy Has A Tattoo is available now on and is available by request at your local bookstore or library. The first book in the series, Mommy Has A Tattoo is also available on or by request at your favorite local book shop. The books are also available internationally on Amazon in Europe.  For more information please visit and

Padwe, who is heavily tattooed himself, is a working freelance illustrator and exhibiting fine-artist. A graduate of the writing program at SUNY Purchase and a self-taught artist, his fine art portraiture has appeared in The New York Times and he has portraits residing in public and private collections across North America.  He resides in New York City with his wife and cats. For more information please visit his website at

SOURCE Phil Padwe