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Tim McGraw Pens First Children's Book, 'My Little Girl'

10/21/2008 at 06:00 PM ET
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Country singing sensation Tim McGraw has learned firsthand the difficulties that come along with being a dad to little girls, thanks to daughters Gracie Katherine, 11, Maggie Elizabeth, 10, and Audrey Caroline, 6 ½. Based on his experiences of trying to make them happy, Tim has co-written a new children’s book entitled My Little Girl, released today in stores. The book follows a child named Katie and her father as they spend the day together doing nothing special, but at the same time enjoying quality time with one another.

Tim, 41, decided to write the book after the struggle to find things to do with his daughters, because if it was up to them, they would be at the mall shopping! Instead, Tim’s simple advice is to "do what you have to do in your regular routine and take them with you. It makes all the difference in the world." He says his daughters enjoy the simple things, like going to the post office or grocery store with him.

"It’s something that as a father you kind of have to sacrifice what you want to do, because boys do what you want to do. If I want to go to the farm and shoot guns or ride four-wheelers in the mud when it’s 40 degrees … the girls aren’t really interested in doing that."

The Flicka star received fellow country star and wife Faith Hill‘s approval on the book. She even wrote the forward, stating that "I hope this story provides quality time for fathers and daughters to enjoy each other’s company and make memories reading together." While Faith, 41, enjoyed the book, their daughters were a different story, according to Tim

"If it doesn’t have Chris Brown or the Jonas Brothers involved, they don’t care."

Source: The Associated Press

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lulusass on

I am on completely the same page as Tim, I am a single parent to an almost four year old, and I used to worry about the things i could do with him as i am a ‘girly girl’ and like doing ‘girl’ things!!!. So being a single Mum i had no choice he came everywhere with me, food shopping, clothes shopping, shoe shopping, out with my girlfriends, out with my Mum…you get the picture!!! Always remembering that he is a boy and needs to do boy things i’d be sure to go to my friends houses that had boys so he could play in the mud, we go for hikes together, we pick up sticks and kick the football. So now he loves doing things with me as long as i make time to wrestle and play fight with him!!!

Kelly on

Haha thats so funny “if it doesnt have Chris Brown or The Jonas Brothers involved they dont care” ha sounds like a lot of girls. On another note did anyone else see the ultra sweet note Tim & the girls had posted on the screen at the Tennessee Titans football game for Faith on her birthday? I was there with my dad & brother & they were showing notes & up came one that said “Happy Birthday Faith we love you! Love Tim, Grace, Maggie and Audrey. It was so cute especially as it was her 41st birthday that day!

Anonymous on

His oldest daughter’s name is Gracie Katherine, not Grace.

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