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Monday, July 15, 2013

Perfect Book for Learning to Tie a Tie

Title of Book: Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox
Author: Sybrina Durant
Illustrator:  Donna Marie Naval
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ISBN: 978-0-9729372-1-4
Formats Available: Soft Cover Print and Ebook
Price: $14.95
Publication Date:  2012
Genre of Book:  Children’s Fiction – 5 to 10 Age Group

Reviewed by Michael Luchies  originally for his blog.

“Why Knot?  Benefits of Teaching A Child How To Tie A Tie”. 

As someone who attends countless conferences, seminars, and business related meetings, I am expected to dress professionally while representing my company and myself with class and style. With over 10 years of experience in entrepreneurship and the corporate world, I somehow have still not mastered the skill of tying my own tie.

 Whether from the frustration of failing over and over or laziness of learning a new skill because I am dependent on technology and other people to fix all of my problems, my lack of being able to tie my own tie is quite embarrassing. I can write a 50 page business plan, deliver an hour long presentation, and write in-depth articles, but cannot master a piece of fancy fabric.

After watching an endless supply of YouTube instructional videos and trying to read how-to blog posts on tying ties, I have decided to turn to a children’s book to gain another skill and finally relieve myself of the worries that come from asking my wife to tie my ties for me before every conference and meeting I attend.

 I am turning to the book ‘Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox.’ I must be honest, although I am not ashamed to learn from children’s books because they explain how to accomplish things in a language that anyone can understand and follow along with – this is a skill that I want to learn not just for myself, but to pass down to my future children.

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