Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Daddy Day Care - Review and Signed Giveaway for Father's Day

Daddy Day Care book, resting on a bench with a cup of tea and some reading glasses.

Sometimes I get asked to review or promote products, which can be a lot of fun, and I've discovered some great innovations this way, but I don't always have the time. When I was approached to review a new book, I knew I would have to decline, I had too much to do and I'm not very good at book reviews anyway. As we have Father's Day coming up, I felt, given the subject, this would make a perfect giveaway prize, so I offered to organise a giveaway instead. Jon, the author, thought this was a great idea, but said he would pop a copy in the post, just in case I found the time to do a little review. And that's where my weekend went!

Despite my assertions that I was far too busy to read enough of the book to do a full review, this book is so hilarious and so true to life, that I couldn't put it down. There isn't a passage in the book that I couldn't relate to, it's every bonkers thought that every sleep-deprived parent has ever had. I was reading passages to my husband and son, and they were both nodding in agreement and laughing out loud at the astute and witty observations of this, often confused, but very dedicated father on his journey as a stay-at-home parent. It's one of those books that expertly says what we are all thinking and it will bring comfort to new parents everywhere, by offering hope that you are not alone and all the daft things you will do, all the frustrations you will endure, are well trodden roads that have been walked down many times before. 

This book is part journal, part how-to guide, but without taking itself too seriously. There is no judgement, no teaching, just the sort of advice and guidance you might get from a friend or a colleague who you actually like. I love its simplistic honesty and I don't think there is a parent anywhere who wouldn't see a little bit of themselves in there somewhere. If you are a new dad, or even an experienced dad, or a mum, or a nanny, this book will entertain you with observational comedy and wit based on those experiences we all go through with small people in tow. If you are looking for a Father's Day gift, or a gift for a new parent, or even an expectant one, this book is the answer. To win one of three signed copies, please complete one or more entries in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I like the sound of this book. Would love to read it. What a great giveaway!

  2. This looks like a fab book. I think I'll have to go and enter...

  3. Have to keep this in mind for my hubby, sounds like he would enjoy that

  4. This sounds great! I love finding good reads that aren't something I would usually read! I always think books that have humour running through make for easier reading! Will have to look this up for a fater days present for my partner.

  5. Glad you got the chance to actually read it, I will be looking to get a copy for my brother for sure.

  6. This sounds like the perfect book for new and expectant parents


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