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2 Book Reviews: Granpa Guff, Accidental Astronaut; Granpa Guff, The Pasta Wars

Granpa Guff, Accidental Astronaut








Book: Granpa Guff, The Accidental Astronaut
Author: G. Guff
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 
Date: May 6, 2013, 2nd edition
Genre: children's; humour
Pages: 86
Price: Kindle, under $5.00; paperback $20.00
My Rating: Amusing story children will enjoy

I’d received early copies of Granpa Guff’s two books shown here in exchange for my honest review. (My apologies to Granpa Guff for the late post.) I enjoyed reading the stories again to tell you about them.

What an interesting imagination the author has! In his desire to create stories that amuse and entertain young readers he also has managed to stir the imagination with his visuals and vivid storytelling. The illustrations are fun, too.

Granpa Guff, The Accidental Astronaut, has Granpa Guff innocently climbing on board a space ship. Too late he realizes it’s time for “blast off” and he has to stay there. What ensues is the craziest trip to Mars you can imagine. Mexican Barking Spiders are hidden on board, Granpa gets spacesick, and on it goes. This is a very entertaining story, and … who’s to know but that it might even be true? Just a little.

 

Book: Granpa Guff, and the Pasta Wars
Author:Grandpa Guff, Pasta Wars G. Guff
Publisher: Fort Guff Press
Date: October 7, 2013
Genre: children’s; humour
Pages: 67
Price: Kindle, under $5.00
My Rating: Amusing story children will enjoy

 

Oh My! What stories Granpa Guff can tell! He seems to know so much.

In this book Granpa relates some history to his grandchildren. He tells about Italians arriving in America and setting up restaurants. The competition between rivals was fierce and so began the Pasta Wars. The craziest things happen. Creepy things hidden in spaghetti to sabotage the competition, giant pizzas that just kept growing, and no one knew what was really inside them because they were made like pies with a top crust back then. Or, that’s Granpa’s story. Oh, and you’ll learn why large wooden pepper mills are handy to use, the origin of ‘raining cats and dogs’, and … come to think of it, Granpa’s book is quite … um … informative!  🙂

The illustrations are funny and very well done with flair. They add a beauty to the story.

Both stories are written from Granpa Guff’s old-timer voice as he relates these tales to his two grandchildren who, mostly, believe every word he says – with some argument worked in. Very entertaining.

You can find Grandpa Guff, Accidental Astronaut and Granpa Guff, Pasta Wars on my BUY THE BOOK page.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

Funny video: Grandfather make-up artist

In checking my mail today I got very sidetracked. For me that’s not hard to do, but this time I am sharing with you what drew my attention. It’s a video on Yahoo! Canada News, and is so funny.

Apparently there is a challenge for girls to get their boyfriends to do their make-up for them. This girl took it a step beyond, and what results is laugh-out-loud funny.

Perhaps you have already seen this, but even so … I hope you enjoy it!

Click here to see a grandfather do his granddaughter’s make-up.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!

What makes you laugh?

I love to laugh.

I love to just throw my head back and laugh out loud, from deep down inside. To giggle uncontrollably can get a little embarrassing, though – ever have that happen? Something struck you so funny that you got an attack of the giggles at not the best moment? Like during the preacher’s message in church? or in a sad situation? or in some other place where laughing is inappropriate? or maybe when you were alone in a crowd somewhere and no one else was laughing – and everyone failing to see the joke looked at you as if you were crazy?

When I was a troubled teenage girl, growing into an equally troubled young woman, I used to look at myself in the mirror and pleadingly pray, “God, please make me pretty and witty.” At the time it seemed to me that the best way for me to be accepted by people was to be pretty and to make people laugh. Well, it seems the Lord answered that prayer of my heart because I can be pretty witty at times.  😉

As I said, I love to laugh. There have been times in my life where laughter was extremely hard to come by, when I wouldn’t laugh for weeks on end. Now that was gloomy. And no fun at all.

Some days laughter is truly the best medicine. I’m sure you have heard about people who were terribly ill with no help in sight until they found things to laugh at which began their healing. Funny movies, funny stories, slapstick humour such as The Three Stooges kind of stuff. Laughter releases endorphins into the brain, and that relieves stress, lowers high blood pressure and .. simply makes you feel better.

What makes you laugh? Is it a good joke? Is it things people do? Is it you yourself that you find the most humour in, maybe things that happened to you or things you said by mistake? (Ever commit a comical faux pas that gets you laughing every time you think of it?)

Or are you someone who just cannot laugh at yourself? Are you too serious — maybe?

What do you find so funny that you have to laugh out loud or burst?

If there a good clean joke or story that you have found to be the funniest you have come across to date – and that you would like to share – I would love to read it, as I’m sure others stopping by would, too.  🙂

Now, having said all that, there are things that do not make me laugh, such as things done at the price of hurting someone else. I like the chance to enjoy a good laugh if it is uplifting and not malicious but true good humour.

A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones. – Proverbs 17: 22

Here’s a thought for anyone who might be interested: Ever think about what Jesus was like when here as a man over 2000 years ago? I think He must have enjoyed making people laugh. (Laughter is healing, remember?) Do you think He would have known all the best ‘jokes’? There is no mention in the Bible of Him ever laughing, but would children be comfortable around Him if He were not one to smile and laugh? He was here to open the way out of religious trappings and into relationship with Father God. Would people be drawn to Him the way they were if He were ill-humoured? I think our God has an amazing sense of humour, we just have to look for it. 🙂

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings! 🙂