Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Review: How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?

My Synopsis:

How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? by Rachel Balducci

(For review from Revell)

Rachel Balducci is the mother of five, Yes, I said, FIVE growing boys! In her book, How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? she chronicles the adventures of her five children and their life as boys. She mentions everything from throwing things out the second story windows, to chasing your brother through the lawn and garden center with a pitch fork. It's never a dull moment in the Balducci household!

Mothers worldwide will marvel as Rachel gives her take on taking five boys out to fine dining establishment, the hygiene wars, how to care and feed your own basketball team and the essence what makes boys, boys... Legos and Chuck Norris! How Do You Tuck in a Superhero? is filled with stories and antidotes about every day life in the world of boys. Balducci uses wit and wisdom to celebrate not only the wild side of little boys, but the sweet and tender side as well.

My Thoughts:

Rachel Balducci is quite a woman. I'm not sure I would survive with five children, let alone five boys... LOL! In today's society I believe parents have somehow lost sight of the fact that we are raising the next generation of men and women. We will nurture and help to train our future leaders. We as parents need to look at raising out children as our greatest joy and our greatest responsibility.

My philosophy of parenting is somewhat like the author of this book. Sometimes you can't sweat the small stuff, like whether or not you buy Hot Pockets or Whole Wheat Pasta. You have to pick your battles with kids and try to turn even a ride in the car in to a teachable moment. One thing I strive toward is letting my children know that the rules I make and the things I ask them to do, are to make them better people, to teach them how to treat others and how to take care of themselves. Rachel Balducci does a wonderful job of letting parents know that raising boys may not be easy, but it is very fulfilling.

I believe that not only parents of young boys will enjoy this book but parents of girls and even people who don't have children will truly find this book enlightening as well as enjoyable. Parenting can be the toughest job on the planet and getting a little in sight into the male mind is always a plus!

Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

I give this one a definite 5 out of 5 and recommend it to anyone who is a parent, boys or girls!

Here is some more information about the author, Rachel Balducci.

Rachel Balducci is married to a dashing immigration attorney slash basketball coach slash amateur front-room wrestler. Together, they have five lively sons. Life is an adventure and Rachel is up for the challenge nearly every single day.

Rachel is a writer and a newspaper columnist. How Do You Tuck In a Superhero? is her first book.

If you (or your loved ones) are enamored with Chuck Norris, competition and digging until your backyard is grass-free, you will feel right at home in her world.

Visit Rachel's blog to read Rachel's blog about her daily life with five boys!

The Balducci's have a recent addition to the family, born April 13th 2010, this is Isabel.


fredamans said...

All 3 blogs I've seen this one gave rave reviews! I added to my list already.
Great review!

Mystica said...

I've always heard good reviews on him and thanks for this review.

Shy said...

This one surely sounds like a fantastic and fun read! Haven't read any other review on this one but I've a feeling that it'd be a hit soon =)

throuthehaze said...

Wow...I think I would go crazy if I had 5 kids lol

Ellz said...

5 boys wow. I agree, you can't sweat the small stuff, it would make you crazy. Great review.

Rebecca said...

What a cute little girl and she will have such great protection from all her brothers. Sounds like a funny book.