Children expect the earth from their fathers. They have to be able to conjure up games from thin air, to answer every question under the sun, to skim stones, and tell bedtime stories. Such perfect dads may exist. For the rest of us, there is DAD STUFF.
DAD STUFF is packed with great things to do with kids. Some new, some traditional: how to learn to ride a bike without tears; how to play the spoons; a rainy afternoon's supply of knock knock jokes; a selection of magic tricks and how to answer 'Dad, where do babies come from?' There is a range of ideas to suit all situations -- games, puzzles, practical jokes and spooky urban myths.
Not all dads are walking encyclopaedias and DAD STUFF will provide an easily recalled mine of useful and useless information with which kids can amaze their friends. Dads never need to be stuck for ideas again.
Winner of the Orange Prize for Screenwriting, Simon Rose wrote the film The Flying Scotsman with Jonny Lee Miller. He's author of 14 books including the novel Filthy Lucre. 5 were in collaboration with Steve Caplin. He frequently plays the spoons in assorted venues, usually just before being asked to leave. Steve is an award-winning photomontage artist whose work appears in magazines and newspapers around the world. He is the author of eight books on digital design. He spends his spare time building improbable sculptures, and plays the accordion when no-one's listening. Mercifully, the two of them have yet to duet together.