Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys

Well our new book, Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys comes out next week. We are really proud of this one. Word from a few people tell us it might be our break out book. Who knew that you would have to write five books before you “broke out.” Regardless we are really excited about getting this book in the hands of moms and dad, grandparents, teachers, counselors, and coaches—anyone really who cares about our next generation of men.

Anyway, a little bit about the book. It plays off the themes in the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book Where the Wild Things Are, this book is informative, practical, and encouraging. It is written to guide parents as they guide boys down the path to healthy and authentic manhood. Wild Things addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of a boy, containing chapters such as “Sit Still! Pay Attention!” “Deficits and Disappointments,” and “Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage.”

Here is the complete Table of contents:

Part 1: The Way of a Boy
1. The Explorer (ages 2–4)
2. The Lover (ages 5–8)
3. The Individual (ages 9–12)
4. The Wanderer (ages 13–17)
5. The Warrior (ages 18–22)

Part 2: The Mind of a Boy
6. A Boy’s Brain
7. Different Learning Styles
8. “Sit Still! Pay Attention”
9. Deficits and Disappointments

Part 3: The Heart of a Boy
10. Nobel Creatures: Nurturing a Boy’s Heart
11. A Boy and His Mother
12. A Boy and His Father
13. Rituals, Ceremonies, and Rites of Passage
14. Sailing for Home

As you can see, it’s pretty comprehensive. You can order it at Amazon or through various other bookseller’s websites.

If you have any questions, about boys, let us know and we will try and answer them in a future blog.

1 comment:

  1. I am only 1/3 of the way through the book, but wanted to tell you that I've enjoyed it so much that I did a review on my blog (and will now add a link to your page as well!) I have three boys - 6, 9 and 11 and they definitely fit into your assessments so far. Looking forward to seeing more of what you've written and perhaps attending a talk one day! My blog is at if you want to see it :)