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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (20 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844254437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844254439
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 1.8 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A team of experts in the relevant subjects, who all have experience in book and magazine publishing, have compiled the information required to give clear, step-by-step guidance in the Haynes style.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Yarnell on 3 Feb 2009
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Being a new dad I decided to try and broaden my skills in the parenting department and purchased this book. This book is not just for Dads, it's a great all round reference to practical tasks that can be applied to any interaction with young children.

There are numerous activities to take part in from building a kite to building a skate ramp. I also found an interesting way of teaching Chess and it is very informative in how to help your child cope with defeat and also how to be a gracious winner.

Some aspects of the book may make Health and Safety workers go cold but I appreciate it's no nonesense talk and the way it makes us deal with the fact that children, like us before them, learn by making mistakes and even hurting themselves.

This can be a fantastic aid for the school holidays, so many different things to try, admittedly for some it assumes we all have a workshop with plenty of tools and equipment, but there are a lot of things that can be undertaken as a project where parent and child can bond over the completion of a go cart or the building of a dolls house.

Unfortunately for me my daughter is only 5 months old so will have to wait a few years to get any benefit from this book. But for now it helped me to find a puncture on my bicycle tyre and showed me how to repair it, excellent!

As I said it's not just for Dads, it's for mums, uncles, aunts anyone who has children they interact with.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Shaw on 2 Jun 2009
Format: Hardcover
The Dangerous Book for Boys
You probably already think your Dad is the best, like I do, but get him this great manual for Father's Day and he will be even better. It is full of funky activities to get him off that sofa and tinkering with his tools. Make your own stilts, skateboard ramp, magnetic fishing, pirate hook ... - school holidays will fly by. Eye catching presentation with full colour photos makes it really easy to follow and enjoy, and the style is 'man-to-man', with none of that talking down tone. If your Dad is not very handy, don't worry your Mum will enjoy it too, or even your Grandpa, come to that. Years of pleasure in this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 Feb 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am not yet a father (although I am quite keen for that). I bought this book for a friend of mine and I was really amazed. I consider myself very creative person and this is a really nice book explaining or better giving you hinds of how you will realize a project that will introduce your child to a specific area of interest or creating games that will help your child creativity, but also bring you as a father closer to your child.

I thing this book has all you need as a starting point for all the staff your child might like but also do give him/her the opportunity to broad his/her mind.

I already bought an extra for future use :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms M on 10 Aug 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is better for a dad who's children have hit the 5 yr old mark as the activities suggested are better suited to older kids.
Prompt delivery, activity filled book. No narrative help on dealing with children on an emotional level though, or developmental stages; so it rather depends on what you are looking for!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Griffin on 5 Feb 2009
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Bought this book for son-in-law who is due to become a father for the first time in June

It is packed full of ideas for things for fathers and children to make, bake and play together

It also has lots of practical tips like changing a tyre; and step by step instructions on how to make a go-cart and dolls house

A great manual and in time I feel will have alot of use; every dad should have one
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Madams on 7 Aug 2009
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Just what I wanted for my son-in-law as he was about to become a first time Dad and as he is a bit of a petrol head this was spot on!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. J. Dunn on 28 Dec 2010
Format: Hardcover
Whether you are a loving family, single parent or visiting father this book has it all to be the best thought of parent in the world.

It is broken down into various subjects such as card tricks, majic, making outdoor toys and projects, cooking for the rainy days. There is something for all occasion.

Your child will love you even more with a little help from this book. I am an estranged father. My children live with their mother but they always love their memorable days with dad. The Haynes manual is an inspiration and a must have for all.
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Too serious and a little patronising! Bought this thinking it would be funny but my husband was quite insulted by it.
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