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Tuesday 30 August 2011

Review: 30 Things My Dad Taught Me

Warning: After you read this book, you will want to cuddle your dad. Seriously.

30 Things My Dad Taught Me is quite a unique book. It was written by three brothers in the exploration of their father's wisdom. The brothers wrote this book after both of their parents passed away in the same year. In sharing their memories, you can not help but look at your own. Such a lovely idea and I imagine a very healing process for them. It is a very sweet collection of sayings, thoughts and stories of their lives with their dad.

The uniqueness of the book comes in the blank pages for the reader to fill in with their own accounts, memories and lessons from their own fathers, which is great as I grantee you will read this and go "That reminds me of ..." or "My dad used to do that!"

There is such a warmth and love there from the brothers you just can't help but smile.

This would make an ideal fathers day present as it can be more than a book, it can be an account of the bond you share with your dad.

I know I will be filling this one in and passing it onto my Daddy. Reading this book triggered a funny memory I had forgotten about a little song my dad made up that we used link pinkies and sing together for luck.

You can go to their website here and share your own lessons you have learnt from your dad. If you want to smile, just take a look at this book.

Title: 30 Things My Dad Taught Me
Author/Illustrator: Ian, Paul & Denis Baker
Publisher: Exisle Publishing, $24.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780980812985
For ages: All ages
Type: Non-fiction