Thursday, April 29, 2010
How Do You Tuck In A Super Hero: Book Review
When Rachel Balducci looks for material for her writing, she doesn't have to look far. Her subject matter can be found climbing through the window, hanging on to the edge of the roof, and rummaging through the refrigerator. Here she chronicles the exuberant, awesome life of boys through bizarre conversations overheard, unbelievable rules she's been forced to make, and the many episodes of boy behavior that continue to mystify mothers worldwide. From the care and feeding of her team, to travels out in public, to their wide-eyed adoration of Chuck Norris, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweetly wild side of boyhood.
About The Author:
Rachel Balducci is a writer and the mother of five lively boys. Her website, www.testosterhome.net, has been nominated for several awards. Rachel is a former staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle and has been published in numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Faith and Family, and The Word Among Us.
This is one of the funniest books I have ever read about raising children, specifically boys! Now I have girls, so I am sure I will have my own share of stories down the road, but I know from family and friends that have boys, that is a whole different ball game! This book shows you just how different, fun, stressful, and wonderful raising boys is. Balducci shares great personal stories and tidbits about living in a household of boys and you will find yourself nodding in agreement as you read this hilarious book! This is an example of what Balducci writes in her book. Here is a list of "Stuff I Say That No Longer Sound Crazy (To Me):
-"I am not a wrestling mat"
-"No, you may not and if I find a knife stuck in my kitchen cutting board, you will be in very big trouble"
-"Stay off the roof"
-"Why are there blocks of wood cooking in my oven?"
-"While that is indeed a clever invention, you will never be able to fly"
-"you can try to invent a jet pack, but i will not buy the fuel for it"
-"what do you mean you accidentally kicked your brother in the lip?"
-"wear something nice, like a t-shirt with no stains on it"
-"your aim is very good, but you are not to shoot at the newspaper when I am holding it up to read. I don't care if its only a Nerf ball. Never again"
You can read a more thorough excerpt of this great book here. (PDF format)
See what I mean! I loved this book and I know you will too! I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase How Do You Tuck In A Superhero? online here, directly through Revell Books, a division of Bethany House Publishers.
WIN IT: One (1) Reader will win my copy of How Do You Tuck In A Superhero?
TO ENTER: Tell me why you want this book!
GIVEAWAY OPEN TO U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 11, 2010
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!
***Thank you to Julie at Graf-Martin and Revell Books, a division of Bethany House for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***