Thursday, May 9, 2013
Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers
Advice to Dads of all Ages
Author: Clyde Edgerton
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (May 7, 2013)
Clyde Edgerton has four kids ranging in age from 5 to 30 years old. After three decades of fatherhood, there are certain things he has learned during his tenure. His way of raising his children involves, of course, lots of humor (don't curse near a mimicking child), but also the sound advice of a lifelong educator (you can't start reading to a baby too early).
With PAPADADDY'S BOOK FOR NEW FATHERS, a great storyteller shares his wisdom with other dads, young and old alike. Writing from experience, observation, and his vivid imagination, Clyde Edgerton conveys both caution and joy--mostly joy.
This is a fun book to read. I wouldn't necessarily say that it's a book to follow closely for real parenting advice - it's more of an off the cuff humorous account of living with and raising children from someone with plenty of experience. There is some sound wisdom in the book, but also silly, fun stuff that I found myself knowingly nodding my head at. It reminded me a bit of Bill Cosby - humorous anecdotes of his own parenting experiences with helpful tips thrown in.
This would be a great gift for Father's Day.