Her dad can't walk. But she doesn't care about what he can't do, what she loves is what they do together!
Based on experiences from author Nari Hong's own childhood, Days With Dad is a heartwarming story of love and appreciation between a young girl and her dad, who uses a wheelchair. Narrated by the daughter, the story follows an ongoing conversation between the two about the father's regret over what he is unable to do with his daughter because of his reliance on a wheelchair. But his daughter makes it clear that there's nothing to feel badly about. Whether they're sitting on the beach building a sandcastle or drinking hot cocoa and watching the rain, what she loves are the things they can do together.
Nari Hong dreams of a society where people aren't subject to comparisons based upon inaccurate assumptions of what constitutes life as a disabled person. She writes in both Korean and English. Her first book, Days with Dad is on IBBY's 2017 list of Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities and the 2017 shortlist for The Asian Children's Book Award by Genting Singapore (ABCA). She has exhibited her books at both the Paris Book Fair and the Abu Dhabi Book Fair. Nari lives in Seoul, South Korea.