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How to Talk to Dads
     

How to Talk to Dads

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by Alec Greven
 

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Never underestimate the power of the father!

You may think you know all the tricks, but ten-year-old Alec Greven knows that when it comes to dads, you have to be on your toes. Some dads are strict, and some are easygoing, but they all have a good side and a bad side. What you get totally depends on Dad's mood and your attitude. So no matter how old you are

Overview

Never underestimate the power of the father!

You may think you know all the tricks, but ten-year-old Alec Greven knows that when it comes to dads, you have to be on your toes. Some dads are strict, and some are easygoing, but they all have a good side and a bad side. What you get totally depends on Dad's mood and your attitude. So no matter how old you are or how tight you are with the big guy, trust Alec to help you get down to the bottom of what makes your dad tick.

Tips:

There is an 80 percent chance your dad will say yes when your mom says no.

Video games calm Dad down and put him in a better mood.

If you think Dad is going to let you run wild, you are wrong!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The 10-year-old author of How to Talk to Girls and, most recently, How to Talk to Moms, now offers insight on fathers. Chapters include "The Two Sides of Dad" (a good side and a bad side-"It totally depends on his mood and your attitude"); "What Dads Like" ("honest, helpful, good kids"); and "The Power of the Father" ("If you are playing chess, Dad won't go easy on you"). While the dad characteristics aren't universal, with Acedera's understated line art and an attractive design, this is a tailor-made gift. All ages. (May)

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Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Ten year old author, Alec Greven, offers hot advice and tips on how to get along with your dad in this book. A sample of a good tip is this: "If you tattletale, there is a seventy-five percent chance you will get in trouble too." The text consists of seven specific chapters including those titled "What Dads Like," "What Dads Don't Like," "How Dads Bug Their Kids," and "How Kids Bug Their Dads." The text helps readers understand how dads ideas differ from moms and what dads expect of their kids. Concise sentences hold logical information that kids probably know already; however, kids will enjoy seeing their own ideas reinforced in print, and they will identify with the information since it is written by an author their age. Simple line drawings of a young boy run throughout the book and add to the text. They clearly show the feelings the young boy is experiencing and also show how Dad feels in a given situation. The humorous illustrations are sure to grab the attention of readers. Alec's other books include How to Talk to Moms and How to Talk to Girls. Another of his books, How to Talk to Santas, will be released in the fall of 2009. While the suggested age is four to eight years old, children through age ten would most likely find the book entertaining. It works well to open up discussions with adults about relationships and expectations. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061908736
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/21/2009
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Alec Greven has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Early Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. Alec is the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Talk to Girls, How to Talk to Moms, How to Talk to Dads, and How to Talk to Santa. Alec lives in Castle Rock, Colorado, with his family.

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How to Talk to Dads 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish we could have gotten this as a Free Friday. It's a fun read but very short. My grandkids loved it!
purplepig More than 1 year ago
This humorous yet, surprisingly true book explains the Dad-isms we have all experienced. As a Mom, I used it to help justify some of the things my husband does and says to the kids. It helps the kids to realize that is it is not just THEIR Dad that does such crazy things.
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