Friday, April 30, 2010

How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?

by Rachel Balducci

Do not read this book in a public place unless you want everyone looking at you -- I guarantee you will laugh out loud until you snort! Rachel Balducci tells of life in a household full of boys -- five boys! And I thought our two were a houseful! With wit, honesty, and the patience only a mother could have, she shares her life full of entertaining stories in short snippets. This is an easy to read book that helps you appreciate the creativity of boys and especially the wisdom of their mothers who are willing let them be themselves. I just noticed on Rachel's blog that she just gave birth to a baby girl, so I'm looking forward to a new book about raising a princess in a palace of boys!



In a household with five young boys, you never know what to expect—except that it’s always an adventure!

Author Rachel Balducci is no longer surprised when she has to say things in her house like: "I am not a wrestling mat." "Stay off the roof." "You can try to invent a
jet-pack, but I will not buy the fuel for it." Or, "Wear something nice—like a t-shirt with no stains on it."

As the mother of five boys, Balducci has her hands full, which makes for some hilarious stories. She shares more than 50 of those tales--from finding her boys climbing through windows, making traps for catching bad guys or rooting through the refrigerator, ever hungry--in her delightful new book How Do You Tuck in a Superhero?: And Other Delightful Mysteries of Raising Boys.

Readers will laugh out loud at the antics she experiences on a daily basis, as she pulls back the curtain on what a life filled to the brim with boys is like for one woman. From the curious scenes she catches her boys in, to the entertaining conversations she overhears, to the unimaginable rules she's been forced to make, this laugh-out-loud celebration joyfully explores the sweet and wild side of boyhood.


Rachel Balducci is a writer and the mother of five lively boys and a brand new baby girl. Her website,, has been nominated for several awards. Rachel is a former staff writer for the Augusta Chronicle and has been published in numerous magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Faith and Family, and The Word Among Us. She and her family live in Augusta, Georgia.

Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.

“Available April 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

Thank you, Baker Publishing, for providing a book for this review.

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