Savvy Stories: a funny look at childhood's lost magical moments, viewed through the heart of a father by Dan Alatorre

Savvy Stories: a funny look at childhood's lost magical moments, viewed through the heart of a…

byDan Alatorre

Kobo ebook | August 31, 2013

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Every kid does funny stuff, whether it's asking innocent questions out loud to strangers ("Is that his butt?") or a toddler attempting to play hopscotch on the paver stones of the mall sidewalk while you're trying to rush to a store, a baby wanting to see how many toys will float in the dog's water dish, or a kid constantly asking to play with the "pad" - until you realize you've been saying "We'll play with my iPad later" translates as "We'll play with my pad later" to a kid...

We've all been there.

These are the many funny little moments that happen between me and my child - or between you and your child - that happen a thousand times a day, and we laugh and move on, too busy to really take note and too small to remember, but if we could only write them down what a funny little basket of memories we would have.

My kid is probably no funnier than yours. It just all happens so fast that we wonder where the time went, so I tried my best to write some of it down. I hope you enjoy it, and that it brings back some sweet memories for you that you had forgotten about.

Title:Savvy Stories: a funny look at childhood's lost magical moments, viewed through the heart of a…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 31, 2013Publisher:Dan AlatorreLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990045074290

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you are a new parent or you know someone who is expecting this would make a great gift! I was given this book by the author for a fair review. This book reminded me how happy I am to have teenagers instead of newborns and toddlers! While Savvy is a sweet baby, it is exhausting reading about the life of a new parent (because it is EXHAUSTING having a new baby). This book is unique in that it's written from the father's point of view and that gives it a touch of sweetness that is missing in some memoirs written by Mom. Filled with little tales about the journey to becoming a father, the book is entertaining and sweet. For me, I found it - at times - a bit repetitive but that's mainly because I am not a parent of a young one anymore. If someone had given me this book 18 years ago when my son was a baby, I would have loved it! I don't buy parenting books anymore (nor do I read them) but when my 3 children were little I read them voraciously. I had every parenting book, memoir and magazine published and I'm sure Alatorre's book would have also been on the shelf. The one small critique I had was with respect to timeline. While the first third of the book follows a fairly predictable timeline, as one progresses the author starts to jump around a bit from Savvy at 4 months to Savvy now at 3 years old. I found that a tad distracting (not enough to turn me off the book but just enough to pull me out of the immediacy of the story). If you are a new parent or you know someone who is expecting this would make a great gift! Why not pick one up as a gift for a new dad?!
Date published: 2015-02-17