How to Train Your Dad

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Published: 10/5/2021

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 0374314179

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🏍How to Train Your Dad

🏍Gary Paulsen

🏍Children’s Humor/Fiction

🏍192 Pages

🏍Typical of Gary Paulsen, How to Train Your Dad is delightful! When I taught fourth grade, my team and I used several of his books in our classrooms. 

🏍Short Synopsis

🏍Carl is a teenage boy who lives with his dad and his dog. His dad is quite the thrifty fellow. He loves to barter, hit up garage sales, and fix up junk. His fix-it skills aren’t always up to par. Secondhand or free goods are the bane of his existence. His green living lifestyle includes dumpster diving. Poor Carl had to wear pink bibs with sayings on them. 

🏍It is tough to impress the ladies living this way! Carl decides he is going to try to train his dad using a puppy training pamphlet. Will it work? Only time will tell. The craziness zips forward as Carl tries to live his life. 

🏍My Thoughts 

How to Train Your Dad was a treat to read. I could picture myself back in the classroom reading this with my class. The pictures Gary Paulsen paints in your head are spectacular! 

🏍I was saddened to hear Gary passed away a few days ago. There will be no more brilliant stories like this one in the future. He had a way of sparking interest with his descriptive and well-thought-out stories. 

🏍How to Train Your Dad is a phenomenal book for 4th-6th graders. I found myself laughing out loud throughout the story. I listened to the last few chapters in the truck with my husband, and he was chuckling too! 😂 The audio version is the best and definitely helps with the funny factor. 

🏍Check this one out, no matter what age you are. It is a knee-jerking, laugh-out-loud pleasure! 

🔗Purchase Link: Hardcover –  https://amzn.to/3j75mZO

Audio – https://amzn.to/3lJdpxB

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