Posts Tagged ‘Books’
Of course I can.
Mike Adamick is a dad and a writer. I guess he’s a SAHD WAHD like myself, although I don’t like to bestow that acronym upon anyone other than myself because of the way it sounds when you say it out loud. (Try it, I’ll wait.) Anyway, I know Mike from way back when we both wrote for Babble at the same time (he was there first).
Here’s a bit of the description from Amazon:
This book shows you and your kids how to build:
- Comic book shoes
- Rope swings
- Homemade goo slime
- Eggshell cupcakes
- Ol’-fashioned fruit crate scooter
Dude, you had me at “goo slime,” but only because I saw that before I saw “comic book shoes.” I don’t even know what comic book shoes are but I want to make them.
Anyway, I’m buying a copy. You should too.
What? You’re still here? Go get it already!
Oh, and visit MikeAdamick.com.
But you know something? It’s good when people point this out. In this case it was an item on Huffington Post.
Reading is valuable — not only for entertainment or knowledge value, but for exercising your brain.
I never used to think about that aspect of reading. Then I saw an episode of Boston Public where Denny Crane, the character played by the possibly immortal William Shatner (toupee or no toupee, the guy has a lot of energy for an 81-year-old), visits a doctor to discuss his brain decay. (I’m simplifying.) One of the doctor’s suggestions was that Mr. Crane do more activities that exercise the brain — crossword puzzles, and yes, reading more books. That little moment of television stayed with me and I now make an effort to do crossword puzzles, play word games, and yes, read more books.
But that’s about me, an adult. (An adult who loves superheroes, comic books, and cartoons, but an adult nonetheless.) How about reading and kids?
A DaddyTip About Reading, And Why Reading Isn’t “Nerdy”
With children, it’s always a good idea to get them started with reading as soon as you can. Read more »
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if the book The Runaway Bunny was reviewed by a maniac? Wonder no more!
According to one particularly peeved person, the book that we all thought was cute is “like a horror movie where the mom has gone insane and hunts down her child who dearly wishes to escape her.”
This is good stuff, folks.
Personally, we were always troubled by the line in the book when the little bunny tells his mom, “If you become the wind and blow me…” But maybe that’s just us.
If you disagree with the above reviewer and want to buy The Runaway Bunny anyway, you may do so at Amazon.
I have a new favorite word. Unmanning.
Donna Guthrie has written several children’s book, including Mrs. Gigglebelly Is Coming for Tea, which was first published in 1990. Just in time for Mother’s Day, Gigglebelly is giggling into the digital age — the book is now an app for the iPhone or iPad for only 99 cents. Read more »