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11 Books My Sons Have To Read Before They’re 11

Posted by on November 3rd, 2015, under NOTEBOOK

My son, Finn, and I have been reading up a storm lately. He loves it. I love reading to him, and he loves reading to me. Reading is such an important part of my life, and I’m so glad to be sharing it with my kids. I mean Finn is already on book three of […]

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Bathroom Reading

Posted by on November 15th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Remember that time we published a book and went crazy spamming you about how awesome it was? Wasn’t that a blast? Well, Reader’s Digest thought it was pretty cool so they decided to do a little piece about our book! Go pick up this month’s issue on stands (December), they show a couple of positions. […]

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Dad-miration Week 2013, Day Four: Books, Dummies!

Posted by on June 13th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

This year seems to have no shortage of funny, fun and helpful books in the parenting realm. One book in particular has us sitting up and paying attention. It’s “Raising Digital Families for Dummies” by Amy Lupold-Bair. These days, it’s nearly impossible to live free of devices, computers and phones. How the hell do we […]

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Curious George: Instructions for Parents

Posted by on May 30th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

I was slacking on my dad duties after a weekend of camping and tin foil battles and pole dancing. I was beat. So, I decided to sit on the couch with my son and watch some “Curious George” with him. I was a big fan of the books growing up but I always identified with […]

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Story Time: Because I’m Your Dad

Posted by on May 28th, 2013, under NOTEBOOK

Today’s book is by a man you may know for his first, or his last name. Both are equally cool. Ahmet Zappa is the son of late rock musician/composer, Frank Zappa. “Because I’m Your Dad” is apparently both a promise to his daughter, Halo, and a tribute to his happy childhood. The book is both […]

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Story Time: Dad’s Book of Awesome Projects

Posted by on May 15th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

We have been talking about books so much lately that we finally realized: there are an insane amount of great books out there! Not the boring, frumpy kind of books. THE BUTT-KICKING AWESOME KIND! So, we decided to start sharing them with you. Today’s book is by a gentleman who deserves both praise and a […]

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Poop Cats Are Raving About “Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures”

Posted by on March 27th, 2013, under EQUIPMENT

We’ve been talking about our book a whole bunch leading up to April 2nd’s release date, but we want you to know that, despite popular opinion, we can read, and that we do read things without our names on them. So, bring your blankies, flashlights & juice boxes. We’re gonna do story time about books […]

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How Do We Do It?

Posted by on March 19th, 2013, under VIDEOTAPE

People often ask us about our creative process. Questions like: “Are you as annoying in real life as you are in person?” “Do you involve hand-to-hand combat in your decision-making?” “Who really writes this stuff?” Well, the answer to all of those questions is, ultimately, “42” and “sometimes.” But, for the first time ever, we’re […]

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Bushes Here and There and Everywhere (By Dr. Heuss)

Posted by on March 4th, 2013, under INSTRUCTIONAL DIAGRAMS

  I have fur on my head and fuzz on my toes, Now I have bushes where nobody knows. One bush, two bushes, three bushes… more!?! What are these bushes that weren’t before?   I have seen bushes here and there and everywhere; Around people’s houses and at the town fair. There are bushes on […]

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The Living Tree

Posted by on October 2nd, 2012, under NOTEBOOK

Last night I was reading with my son during our nightly pre-bedtime read marathon. This guy gets bossy in his marshmallow chair. We sat critiquing the various characters and their behavior. There were the obvious socio-environmental questions about The Lorax, the revelation that The Goldbug in Richard Scarry’s books was actually a metaphor for racism and […]

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