Book Review: How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?

I was instantly attracted to this book because of its title.  I have a little boy in kindergarten who isn’t really into super heroes (dinosaurs and cars are his thing), but he does tie a shirt around his neck and pretend to be a super hero from time to time!

Author Rachel Balducci is the proud mom of five boys – thus the book!  She has a wonderful way of bringing her home into yours.  As you read of her boys’ adventures, you will say one of two things: “Wow, I’m glad I don’t have all those boys” or “Wow, that sounds exactly like my home!” 

Rachel’s subtitle, “…And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys” is really what the book is all about.  It’s not prescriptive (this is HOW to tuck in that superhero), it’s more descriptive (this is WHAT happened in my house today).  You will be laughing within minutes of opening the book.  If you’re in a “relating to another mom” mood, you won’t be able to put it down. 

I loved all the humorous slices of life like her elementary school son coming home with the exciting news that he had been cast as the lead in the school play – he was going to be Omelet!  (It was Hamlet).  Or her son’s fascination not with dinosaurs or other popular animals – he loved cows.  Cows!

I must say for the most part, this book is for moms.  Perhaps no surprise there.  I read some parts to my husband and he didn’t find them nearly as funny as I did.  So if you know a mom who wonders if her wild boys are normal, point her towards this book.  It will make her feel understood and not alone.  Author Rachel Balducci is the kind of mom you’d love to run into.  Not only would she be easy to talk to, she’d always have a good story on hand!   

Thank you Revell Publishing for this wonderful book to review.  How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?  And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys is available wherever fine books are sold.


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