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Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster

Taylor Calmus

Category: Childrens Books

About Dad and the Recycling-Bin Roller Coaster

A loving dad goes a little over-the-top as he tries to DIY the best day ever for his kids in this funny, tender, vibrantly illustrated picture book from the viral video star behind Dude Dad and A Dude's Guide to Baby Size.

When Mom heads out for a day of shopping and self-care, Dad knows it's "the perfect opportunity for a spectacular, build-tastic, super-Dad plan." Eager for his three kids to have the best day ever, Dad throws himself into build after build—from a leaf-blower-powered rocket ship to an ice cream truck with sherbet shooters—each more elaborate than the last. But one after another, the kids (including the unusually well-spoken baby) decline to play with Dad's creations. Feeling dejected, Dad starts to put away his tools, but then his kids are finally able to tell him what they really want . . . to play with him!

About Taylor Calmus

Taylor Calmus, better known as Dude Dad, is a Colorado-based video creator who makes comedic content all about fatherhood and family life. His videos feature everything from sketches to crazy DIY projects and even heartfelt thoughts about the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Taylor is also the host of Super Dad, a DIY show on the Magnolia Network, where Taylor helps other dads create amazing backyard projects for their kids. Taylor and his wife, Heidi, live in Fort Collins, Colorado, with their three children.

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Dude Dad Taylor Calmus built a recycling-bin roller coaster inspired by his picture book!

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Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: May 16, 2023

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 48

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The viral video star Dude Dad and Disney artist Eda Kaban have built a funny and tender tale of a DIY dad’s over-the-top attempts to connect with his kids through wacky inventions. Kids and parents will love this fun tale about how building memories is the best invention of all!