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Man of the (Tree) House

Pass along practical fatherly advice your kids can use today: like how to build sling shots or launch water balloons on the fly! In this illustrative, easy-to-follow how-to guide, HGTV's Over Your Head host, Todd Davis, turns DIY projects into playtime with his hardcover collection of 25 kid-approved props. Busy Dads can choose from projects within three levels of time commitments: Easy Projects (e.g. lava lamp), Afternoon Projects (e.g. tire swing) or Weekend Projects (e.g. tree house).

Meant to be hammered out with your little ones using household items or everyday hardware store materials, Davis' smart approach to building toys, bike ramps and skateboards makes being the family handyman child's play. Printed in China.

Click here to see pages 1, 2, 3.

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Item ID
19575
Made from
100% recycled paper label stock
Measurements
10" L X 8.5" W; 168 pgs.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
HANDY DAD
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (29)
  • Informative (28)
  • Well written (16)
  • Deserves multiple readings (12)
  • Page-turner (3)

Cons

  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (37)
  • Reference (11)
  • Older readers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Everyday reader (16), Casual reader (15), Bookworm (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (24)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (10), Other (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (13), Father’s day (6)

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1.0

Not worth the money

By 

from Clinton, IA

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read

Cons

  • Disappointing
  • Not What I Expected

Best Uses

    Comments about HANDY DAD:

    Book is very basic and don't recommend. We will be returning it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Father’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Great gift for dads

    By 

    from Corpus Christi, tx

    About Me Bookworm

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy to Understand
    • Great pictures
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner

    Cons

    • Paperback

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about HANDY DAD:

    Great gift for any dad. Full of fun things to make for and with your kids.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Father’s Day

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    Great Gift!

    By 

    from Yonkers,NY

    About Me Casual Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Read
    • For Dads Kids

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about HANDY DAD:

        Great for DIY Dad's who love to spend time with their kids and engage them in activity.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Great Resource

        By 

        from Wilm DE

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Ideas
        • Informative

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about HANDY DAD:

            Great fun to look at - and make plans with - with the kids

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Father’s Day

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great book

            By 

            from Charleston, WV

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift

              Comments about HANDY DAD:

              Such a neat and unusual gift

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Husband
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Father’s Day

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good, fun book

              By 

              from Blanding, UT

              About Me Bookworm

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun Appropriate Projects

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about HANDY DAD:

                My son & his children were pleased with the book.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great for ideas

                By 

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Informative

                Cons

                • A Bit Slow

                Best Uses

                • Gift

                Comments about HANDY DAD:

                This is a great, easy-to-read book full of ideas of things to do/make/build with your children. My husband said he most likely won't use it for instructions because he already knows how to build most of the things in the book. He's handy, but most people already know how to make paper airplanes. The bottom line: use the book for ideas of activities to do with your children rather than instructions or to teach your children how to follow directions.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great book.

                By 

                from Imperial, MO

                About Me Everyday Reader

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • Informative
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift

                  Comments about HANDY DAD:

                  Easy to understand, arrived in perfect condition and in a timely manner.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Christmas or Hanukkah

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic book!

                  By 

                  from ames, ia

                  About Me Bookworm

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Informative
                  • Well Written
                  • Wonderful Ideas

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift
                    • Reference
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about HANDY DAD:

                    So much better than I expected! I am more than thrilled I bought this gift for my husband to have projects to work on with our daughter!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Husband
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Brother Love

                    By 

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Bookworm

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • Informative
                    • Inspiring
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gift
                      • Reference

                      Comments about HANDY DAD:

                      I am so excited for my brother, a new dad, to open this book at Christmas. I know he will love it and will want to get started on a project right away eben though his daughter will only be 6months old. The pictures are clear and the descriptions of each project are so descriptive that I could build a tree house or zipline. I hope someone gets this for my husband when we have kids in the future because my niece is going to be the coolest kid in school. With the help of this book they'll never have to hide enetertainment for birthday parties. It'll all be built into their yard already. I highly reccomend this book for the father in your life.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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