Just a wonderful review of the new book by Chris Singer over at BookDads.com:
Ken Denmead keeps raising the bar with each installment in this series. I can’t wait to see where the next one takes us (please tell me there’s going to be more!!).
This kind of review just makes me happy. Thanks so much!
Once again, Denmead has compiled a wonderful list of activities for the family. My little geeks and I have had a great time reading and completing them together. The real joy of this book comes from working and learning as a family and sharing your observations and enthusiasm. I have barely scratched the surface of what this book has to offer and look forward to completing the more complex projects with my little geeks. Until I do, we are enjoying the easier experiments and learning, laughing, and enjoying every moment in wonder and excitement.
With just a little over a week until the new book hits the shelves, things are getting exciting. But a few early-copies have gone out to press, friends, and friends in the press (I’m not telling). Somehow, a copy ended up in the hands of a man who, while being a true-blue GeekDad in his own right, can also say with all honesty that he’s not a mad scientist, but he played one on TV. And this picture explains why we love David Hewlett.
Thanks so much to Nicole Wakelin for her wonderful review of my new book!
Here’s a great quote:
Whether you’re looking to inspire a love of science in your young child, or to encourage an older child to hold on to their curiosity about how things work, this book is sure to give you ideas galore and hours of fun and educational entertainment.
Denmead, Ken. The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family. Gotham: Penguin Group (USA). May 2011. 227p. ISBN 9781592406449. pap. $18. CHILD REARING
Roll out the red carpet-Geek Dad is back! Denmead has assembled another stellar collection of weekend projects to exercise your STEM skills, tickle your funny bone, and get your kids doing both while thinking you’re the best dad in town. From building a backyard zip line to tricking out your Nerf gun, Denmead subscribes to the hacking community’s philosophy that “if you can’t understand how something works, you don’t truly own it.” Each project thus has a learning/building/playing trinity, a trait that might just be the holy grail of parenting. He includes conceptual overviews, cost estimates, difficulty ratings, duration ratings, reusability ratings, and a tools and materials lists. Not only are Denmead’s projects practical, but kids will love the mildly dangerous feel to them.
Lovely and well-considered review of the new book by Cyrus on Father Geek.
Check out this lovely write-up at BookPage, and go give my book a 5-star vote if you have a moment!
From M. Banks, aka @geekcowboy:
Awesome, man, thanks!
One of the first pieces on the new book:
Laura over at (un)paint is giving away two copies of Geek Dad to her readers. Laura also enjoyed the book and had this to say about it:
It’s full of so many awesome projects for geek dads to do for and with their geek children. (And non-geeks too!) Most of the projects are pretty inexpensive and a lot of the supplies needed are things you may already have at home. It’s also nice that there are handy icons throughout the book letting you know the price range, difficulty, etc of each project.
Thanks, Laura! And here’s the details on the contest; for full info visit her blog:
Two winners will be selected to each receive one copy of Geek Dad by Ken Denmead. Giveaway ends Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. Make one comment for each entry. The winners will be selected at random and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected, etc. Please make sure your email address is in your comment or blogger profile. Open to US and Canadian addresses only.