Thursday 24 May 2012

Stuff every dad should know review and giveaway

Hardback book cover for stuff every dad should know by Brett Cohen, published by Quirk BooksWith father's day on the horizon, I was pleased to review "stuff every dad should know" by Brett Cohen, quirk books and I have THREE copies to giveaway to my lucky readers!

Like "stuff every mom should know"
It's a pocket sized hard back book with an easy to navigate layout with each area of childhood covered for dad tips!

This is a comprehensive resource for any father or dad-to-be, and takes them through everything they will ever need to know about dealing with children. With advice and instruction on how to hold a new-born baby, introducing them to solid foods, potty training and changing nappies, the Birds and The Bees Talk, household chores, playing with kids, keeping them occupied on long journeys, what to carry in your ‘Daddy rucksack’, read to them, get rid of monsters under the bed, to teaching them to ride a bike, dealing with their school teachers, teaching them to drive, and even meeting your child’s in-laws, this is full of practical advice, guidance, tips, hints, techniques, for fathers, and a must-have for any Dad! Written in an informal, informative fashion, Stuff Every Dad Should Know is sure to engage and interest dads and dads-to-be (and mums and mums-to-be), and any book that shows you how to child-proof your house, build the perfect sandcastle, has five no-fail jokes, and helps you deal with kids who won’t eat must be worth having!

The book is chaptered into different areas, Baby Stuff, Little Kid Stuff, Big Kid Stuff, Teen Stuff and Beyond, it offers lots of "dad humour" views on parenting as well as useful tips and pointers!

a glimpse at the drawing and instructions for building a sandcastle in the book stuff every dad should knowI particularly liked the "how to photograph your child" section and "how to rid a room of monsters" - monster repellant spray recipe included!
The book is full of "dad humour" from a jokes section to "male humour: what is and is not funny" including toilet humour! and most importantly - building sandcastles!

Available from amazon with an rrp of £6.99

The Giveaway

To be in with a chance of winning one of three copies, all you need to do is tell me why the "dad" in your life deserves one! - answer in the comments section below please! - make sure you include a way for me to contact you if you win such as twitter id or email address.

For bonus entries:
1. Please tweet this comp including @beachpebble.
2. Google plus this comp
3. Pin this comp on pinterest
4. Like my Facebook page
5. Follow on GFC

Let me know in a separate comment for each bonus entry (max 6 entries)

Open to UK addresses only.

Prizes being sent directly from the PR agent.

Competition closes on Monday 4th June 2012 at 12noon.

Winners picked using

Emma in Bromley xx


  1. My hubby deserves this as he is always saying fatherhood should come with a handbook! From @lynnychops

  2. My partner isn't the biological father of my children but he does a great job - we joke that this job needs a handbook though! @MummyFever

  3. My son's Daddy deserves spoiling this Father's Day because he's been ou rock ever since our boy was born 19 months ago with Panhypopituitarism - I couldnt have got through without him :)

  4. Liked and Repin ed the comp post on Pinterest as Hannah Mdy :)

  5. Thank you to everyone who entered.

    I'm pleased to announce the three winners who have won one copy each.

    Hannah Moody, @hannahmdy

    Lynne, @lynnychops

    Charlotte, @MummyFever

    Congratulations! xx

  6. My sons who is 9 dad died and my partner treats him like his own son all I can say is hats off to him he has got my son through the toughest thing any child could go through @hotrodmum

  7. Thank you Hotrod mum, but I'm sorry - this comp closed on the 4th June x


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Emma x