Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cap'n Billy "The Butcher" MacDougall's Guide to Pirate Parenting

Are you tired of reading parenting books filled with psychological reasoning and the standard tricks of the trade? This is the book for you!

Tim Bete has a great sense of humor and much of his advice is tongue-in-cheek, but it will make you laugh. And a lot of it makes sense (although you may wish to alter some of the punishments...)

How many books offer you directions to convert your minivan into a pirate schooner?

Do you know how to get a giant octopus out of your child's hair? How about chewing gum?

You'd also best adjust to reading about salted cod in your diet.

And he offers poetry that would work great for reciting on Talk Like a Pirate Day, too. (That's September 19th if you haven't realized it yet.)

This book was chosen as a Humor Book of the Year by ForeWord Magazine.

Grinning and laughing is good for you - especially when parenting!

If you'd like my copy of this ARC, leave a comment here on the blog and then email and tell me why at with your name and mailing address.


Carla said...

I could've used this a few years ago, Jo Ann! Sounds like lots of fun. Do I get to have them walk the plank? PUHLEEZE say yes. ROFLOL


Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie said...

Yes, that's one of the options offered in the book - you'd love it, Carla!

Anonymous said...

As a childcare provider, of long standing, there are times when I wished I'd had a "pirate's" view, of parenting.....

This book sounds like it would be right up my alley...... and, it is also a book, that I would share with my friends, who also take care of children!