Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster

Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster

Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster

Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster


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A loving dad goes a little over-the-top as he tries to DIY the best day ever for his kids in this funny, tender, vibrantly illustrated picture book from the viral video star behind Dude Dad and A Dude's Guide to Baby Size.

When Mom heads out for a day of shopping and self-care, Dad knows it's "the perfect opportunity for a spectacular, build-tastic, super-Dad plan." Eager for his three kids to have the best day ever, Dad throws himself into build after build—from a leaf-blower-powered rocket ship to an ice cream truck with sherbet shooters—each more elaborate than the last. But one after another, the kids (including the unusually well-spoken baby) decline to play with Dad's creations. Feeling dejected, Dad starts to put away his tools, but then his kids are finally able to tell him what they really want . . . to play with him!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593194430
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/16/2023
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 598,161
Product dimensions: 8.79(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Better known as Dude Dad, Taylor Calmus is a Colorado-based video creator who started his popular YouTube channel two weeks before his son was born as a way to stay creative while learning how to be a father. Taylor is also the author of A Dude’s Guide to Baby Size and the host of Super Dad, a DIY show that helps fathers become heroes in their own homes through elaborate and exciting backyard projects. The show airs on the Magnolia Network. Taylor and his wife, Heidi, live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with their three children.

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey. Her travels brought her to the United States, where she studied illustration. She has worked with clients such as Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, HarperCollins, Chronicle Books, Macmillan, Lufthansa Airlines, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe. Her illustrations have been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Creative Quarterly, American Illustration, and 3X3.

Read an Excerpt

This is Dad. He LOVES to make stuff.
He’s made all sorts of gadgets and whatnots and thingamajigs. 

But his most favorite things he’s ever made are his three kids. (Mom helped with those.)

This is Mom. She LOVES to decorate stuff.

She knows just where to place throw pillows and rugs and scented candles and mugs.

“Babe, I’m heading to the store for a few things.” 

Dad knew “a few things” could take all day—
the perfect opportunity for a spectacular,
build-tastic Super Dad plan.

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