Other Books By Dan Alatorre
Savvy Stories: Funny Things I learned From My Daughter (Savvy Stories series)
“A funny look at the many lost, magical moments of childhood, viewed through the heart of a father.” Every kid does funny stuff, whether it’s a baby wanting to see how many toys will float in the dog’s water dish, or a three year old asking innocent questions out loud to strangers (“Is that his butt?”) These are the hilarious moments that happen a hundred times a day. We laugh and move on, because we are too busy to really take note, and the moments are too small to remember later. But if we could only write some of them down, what an amazing little basket of memories we would have.
The TERRIBLE Two’s: Funny Things I learned From My Toddler Daughter (Savvy Stories series) The sequel is even better than the original! “The TERRIBLE Two’s” picks up right where “Savvy Stories” left off. Enjoy more of our favorite little girl as she learns to feed the cat (almost), decides to give herself a haircut, decorates the cabinets using Sharpie Markers, and more. Hilarious and heartwarming stories about the lost, magical moments of childhood, viewed through the heart of a father.
The Short Years (Savvy Stories series)
In this hilarious short story, two parents encourage their little girl to grow up, and immediately wonder about the repercussions of their decision, while juggling potty training, theme park visits, and the thought of life without her one day. You will see yourself in this story 100 times over. The Short Years is a series of beautiful vignettes folded into a weekend trip and a look into the future. (Contains selected passages from the book The Long Cutie)
“Colonoscopy? You turn 50 and all of a sudden they want to stick a TV camera up your rear end. Terrific.” These are the humorous musings of a guy starting to get a little older, trying to set a good example for his 3-year old daughter, while keeping a hilarious outlook on life. The hospital gown that won’t close in the back, the nurse who didn’t tell him everything he might need to know about laxatives… Laugh along with us about a very important health procedure.
You have never read a book like this before. The Long Cutie hooks you with alternating chapters about a funny and charmingly precocious 3 year old girl and stories of other real life people who share her potentially life threatening heart condition. Long QT Syndrome. There is no pity here! This book is not a downer. It is life-affirming and thrilling, and hilarious. It will make you smile, nod, laugh and cry – sometimes all in the same page! Interspersed throughout are fascinating vignettes from a Norwegian man who tells his family’s tragic history of LQTS. Some of the stories read like a TV medical drama; some are like a comedy. It is a rollercoaster of emotions to read, but you will not end up depressed or feeling bad because these are some of the strongest people you will ever meet.
There’s No Such Thing As A Quick Trip To BuyMart a short story (Savvy Stories series)
A dreaded all-day shopping excursion looms as a man is tasked at the last minute with finding a leotard for his 3 year old daughter so she can start gymnastics classes. Their misadventure turns into an unexpectedly fun filled romp as they roam the aisles of their local BuyMart while comparing the hilarious differences between men and women when it comes to shopping, planning, kids’ parties, and life in general. It’s about Life, Love, and Comedy.
A Day For Hope a short story (Savvy Stories series)
“There was no way I was gonna throw a birthday party for a stuffed animal. Was there?”Another fun trip down the hilarious path of parenting and childhood, with Savvy and her favorite toy, Hope The Baby Dolphin. In this short story, another misadventure turns into an unexpectedly fun filled romp as Savvy’s parents create a memorable event for their 3 year old daughter, while examining the hilarious differences between men and women. Kids demand a lot of energy, but sometimes, going that extra mile pays off big dividends for everyone.
Santa Maybe a short story (Savvy Stories series)
A routine trip to the store creates a golden opportunity for a loving father to bestow a terrific Christmas memory on his three year old daughter. Filled with humor and love, this story will have you laughing and turning the pages to see if the stranger with the red shirt and white beard is… Santa Maybe?
A delightful picture book with many cute images, Laguna The Lonely Mermaid tells the story of a lonely young mermaid who must think of a creative way to rescue stranded pirates. By helping others, she makes new friends. Great for parents to read to preschoolers or for slightly older kids to read to their parents! Includes suggestions for parents about making reading fun for kids, links to Facebook Fan page for downloadable coloring pages, and more.
The Adventures of Pinchy Crab and Ramon D’Escargot – a children’s novel
A young girl’s family goes on their annual Florida beach vacation, where she befriends a small crab and his friends. All is well until a little stranger washes up on shore after a storm, and she decides to work with her new friends to help him get back home – to France!
An adorable, amusing picture book with many cute images for girls and boys to enjoy. A beautiful little princess has a very special stuffed animal – that she loses somewhere in the castle! Kids enjoy a fun story while discovering that persistence is important.
From Our Families to Yours. We put together 35 of our most amazing family favorites for you! Some foods are meant to be enjoyed. Forget fancy diets and “healthy” fasts for a moment. Allow us to help you discover sheer joy and unparalleled taste in old school family recipes. It’s ALL in here, 35 of our BEST: Quick and easy, tasty treats. Elaborate fine dining recipes. Oriental, French, Italian, Mexican and Latin American Favorites. Simple healthy salsa, amazing meatballs, perfect pizza and unique family treasures, you’ll fall in love with!
We put together 35 MORE of our most delicious family favorites for you to make at home while feeling like you’re being guided by a friend! Discover the fun and flavor in these old-school family recipes. Simple healthy guacamole, amazing crab cakes, perfect pesto pizza and other unique family treasures, you’ll love! PLUS Kids’ favorites like Uncle Sal’s Gooey Butter Cookies too! Getting it right takes more than just a recipe. There are the secrets and little in-the-family instructions. Don’t worry, though. We included all that loving advice in this book for you.
Coming FOR summer 2015 Please check our Savvy Stories Facebook Page for details about these and other new books by Dan Alatorre.
COMING SOON – Fall 2015