Courtesy of Beaverdale Books
Reviewed by Julie Goodrich
Geek Dads, this is your Bible! One of the delights
in the current generation of young fathers is
the joys of sharing all the wonderfully weird,
geeky things that sprang up back in the '70s
and '80s. Add to that all the cool technology
we have today, and even better, the knowledge
to hack it, change it, mix it up — and now entertaining
children is more complex and much more fun than
ever before. Take full advantage of the surprisingly
easy, sometimes hilarious projects and games
in this book, not only to become your kids'
hero, but to have fun doing it!
From the creator of wickedly funny blog "GeekDad"
on Wired.com, Ken Denead, engineer and digital-age
Dad, follows up his first book about games,
activities and novelties with this sequel, which
includes fun for the whole family. Among the
can't-miss projects are: making your own robots,
hacking your electronic toys, making dry ice
ice cream and even a homemade backyard zip-line.
The best part about the book and its activities
are the themes of science and knowledge, do-it-yourself
and make-it-better, make mistakes and love it
anyway. Ultimately, this book will not only
provide hours of entertainment for everyone
involved, but it will encourage them, children
especially, to look at the world around them
in new ways, to open up to new ideas and really
understand and appreciate science, technology
and all those things that get taken for granted.
It's really a great way to show, instead of
tell, kids that you really can do anything.