Sunday, May 15, 2011

Review, Tour and Giveaway: Project Dad: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide For Becoming A Great Father by Todd Cartmell

Project Dad: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide for Becoming a Great FatherProject Dad is a great read... especially for the new-dad in your life!  When asked to think about what I thought made a great dad, I didn't have to think for very long.  We all get to see a lot of Dad's in this world, and I've noticed a few that stand out.  For me, these Dads are hands-on... they DON'T know it all, but are willing to learn... they take the time to listen... they are patient, especially when teaching their kids something new... they aren't afraid to get dirty...  and they are there for their kids (and for their kids friends as well!).  In short, a GREAT Dad is one who is there, one who will lead by example as well as jumping in with both feet, both hands, and every ounce of energy and love they can spare. :)  Here's to all the great Dad's out there, as well as those aspiring to be great Dads.

From the Publisher:  
Project Dad is a humorous and practical guide book written by a dad to other dads. Todd’s warm and engaging style will have fathers laughing from the first few pages, and gives doable hands-on advice for becoming a great dad.  You can read much more in the attached press release. This book will make an excellent Father’s Day gift!




I've got a great giveaway for you! The wonderful people over at Revell Publishing sent me a copy of Project Dad: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide for Becoming A Great Father by Todd Cartmell to review and one to give away.  To win a copy for yourself or someone special, read below for how to enter...


Project Dad: The Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide for Becoming A Great Father
by Todd Cartmell
Revell (April 1, 2011) ~ 221 pages
Non-Fiction / Parenting

Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review and Giveaway copy received courtesy of the publisher, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me copies!


About the Book:
What does it take to build a great dad?


Men like to build things. We like to take parts and put them together to make a whole. Did you know that this do-it-yourself talent can help you become a great dad?


In his fresh, humorous style, Todd Cartmell takes you on an action-packed journey to help you become the dad God made you to be and that your kids hope you will be. You will learn the five key areas that every great dad needs to renovate, including how you look at, talk to, connect with, act toward, and lead your children.


Cartmell shows you that you already have the raw materials at your disposal, then gives you the blueprint for putting them together. Begin your Project Dad today. Your family will never be the same.


About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Todd Cartmell is a licensed clinical psychologist and a father of two. He is in full-time private practice in Wheaton, Illinois, where he works exclusively with children, adolescents, and families. He conducts parenting workshops across the country and is the author of Respectful Kids. Visit Todd's website at www.drtodd.net.


Giveaway Details:
One lucky Wendi's Book Corner reader will win their own copy of Todd Cartmell's Project Dad!  

To Enter: (Leave a comment for each, please include your email so I can contact you if you win!)

1. Leave a comment telling me what makes a great Dad, or tell me a favorite memory you have of your Dad
2. Follow Wendi's Book Corner via Google (link is on the right hand sidebar)
3. Follow via Twitter
4. Subscribe via Feedburner
5. Follow via NetworkedBlogs
6. Join Wendi's Book Corner on Facebook
7. BONUS ENTRY: Share this giveaway on you blog, twitter or facebook and leave a link here (1x per location daily).

This giveaway is open to the United States and Canada.  The drawing will be held May 28th. Winner: I will send you an email, please reply with your address so I can send out your book!

~ Wendi


*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate. I get a very small amount for any purchases made when you click through a link from Wendi's Book Corner, which I then save up to buy more books. :)


Available April 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. 

32 Comments:

Sunnie said...

My husband makes a great dad. My dad died when I was young, and my youngest is such a daddys girl, I love it. He is a hard working man.
sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

Robin said...

a great dad is someone who "shows up" for things, i.e. kids events, sports, etc., even coaches them, if possible. He works hard and tries to instill a good work ethic, but most of all he loves them unconditionally (and shows them how to love and respect a woman, by their mother and his wife.
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on gfc
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on twitter
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on yahoo rss feed
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on networked blogs
Robin
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

follow you on fb/asked to join the group
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

tweet
robinlscott
http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/72537498450006016
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

fb post
Robin Scott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Kristi S said...

I think a great dad knows how to have fun and is okay with getting a little messy :)!
kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I follow via gfc as Kristi S
kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I follow via twitter as @eksummits
kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi S said...

I Subscribe via Feedburner
kristisummit(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book for my brother. He is expecting his first child at the end of the year, and he and his wife are so excited! Some of my favorite memories of our Dad were playing games and eating popcorn as a family. We almost never watched tv, and it seemed like we were really connected.

Melissa G

Anonymous said...

Following on Twitter as MissyG

Anonymous said...

Following on Feedburner
Melissa

pridelandmama said...

A great dad is compassionate and takes the time to understand his kids, but also is not afraid to discipline when needed.
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

pridelandmama said...

I follow via gfc
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

pridelandmama said...

I follow you on twitter @pridelandmama
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

pridelandmama said...

I tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/pridelandmama/status/74347459408707584
pridelandmama@hotmail.com

plainoldsarah said...

my dad used to cut my hair.

Paula M. said...

A great dad can be a father and a friend at the same time;always being there when you need him!
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Paula M. said...

I Follow Wendi's Book Corner via Google.
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Paula M. said...

I Follow you via Twitter.
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Paula M. said...

I Subscribe via Feedburner.
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Paula M. said...

I Follow via NetworkedBlogs.
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Paula M. said...

I Joined Wendi's Book Corner on Facebook.
paulajomyers@yahoo.com

Karla said...

I think that showing love and affection is part of what makes a great dad.
karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

Karla said...

I follow on twitter - @karlatrx
karlatrx AT gmail DOT com

Michelle said...

Great dads know how to balance discipline and carefree play...they have to have both.
michelle.wanderingstill@gmail.com

Robin said...

http://twitter.com/#!/robinlscott/status/74716730160717824
tweet
robinlscott
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Robin said...

fb post
Robin Scott
http://wendisbookcorner.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-tour-and-giveaway-project-dad.html
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
 

Web Site Hit Counter
Amazing Counters