Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: All of the Tricks, Games, Puzzles and Jokes You Need to Impress Your Kids (and k eep them entertained for years to come!)

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Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Nov 26, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
An all-encompassing guide to entertaining, amazing, and possibly even educating children, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block provides the perfect excuse to stand on a balloon, play with grated cheese in the microwave, and unroll an entire roll of toilet paper, all in the name of spending time with your kids.

Written by a comedy writer and a cartoonist with thirty years’ combined experience as dads, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block is a cornucopia of practical parenting advice, like how to skip stones or teach a kid to ride a bike. It has answers to the pesky questions kids love, such as “Why is the sky blue?” or “Where do babies come from?” And it can help dads entertain large groups of kids with slapstick gags (“burp the alphabet”) or cool tricks (“the hole in the head”). Be the Coolest Dad on the Block also contains spooky myths for telling around the campfire and loads of quizzes and jokes for rainy days or endless car rides.

With a range of ideas to suit all situations and sensibilities, Be the Coolest Dad on the Block gives any dad the right stuff to be the wackiest and smartest guy in the room.
 

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If you know me, you know that I'd love this book. I work with kids (and love babysitting). Although I knew many of the tricks and jokes in this book, I've come away with an arsenal of new ones to try out. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
11
Section 5
15
Section 6
20
Section 7
40
Section 8
48
Section 11
81
Section 12
82
Section 13
99
Section 14
141
Section 15
153
Section 16
155
Section 17
156
Section 18
172

Section 9
51
Section 10
65
Section 19
174
Section 20
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About the author (2008)

Simon Rose is the coauthor, with Steve Caplin, of Be the Coolest Dad on the Block, Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, and Stuff the Turkey.

Steve Caplin is a freelance artist and author working in London, England. His satirical photomontage work is commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, the Sunday Times Magazine, Radio Times, Readers Digest, and L'Internazionale. Caplin is the author of ten books including How to Cheat in Photoshop (five editions), How to Cheat in Photoshop Elements (coauthored, three editions), Icon Design, Max Pixel's Adventures in Adobe Photoshop Elements, The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (coauthored), and Art & Design in Photoshop. He has also coauthored, with Simon Rose, a series of mainstream books for fathers: Dad Stuff, More Dad Stuff, Stuff the Turkey, and Complete and Utter Zebu.

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