by Joseph Tezeno In this unique book designed for kids, family members must pool their minds together and focus on the project at hand: repairing a fence. As the work progresses, author Joseph Tezeno uses the repair process as an opportunity to introduce math and language concepts. He uses humor, including quips and rhymes, as well as games, to arouse and maintain interest of all age groups. He demonstrates how parents sometimes have to get on their childrens level to identify behavior patterns. On another level, Repairing Is a Family Sharing is practical. The parts and procedures are real and can be used to repair a fence. The colorful photos and drawings are not only attractive to children, but they show what is needed to get the job done, making Joseph Tezenos manual a practical guide for anyone from one to one hundred years old. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: With over forty years in the construction business and a teaching degree from Texas Southern University, Joseph Tezeno is a construction and mathematics educator. He also has a masters degree in public administration from California State University, Hayward (CSUH), and has completed graduate courses in mathematics statistics, and computer science at the University of Houston, UCLA, and CSUH. Joseph is currently enrolling in a doctorate program in education. Joseph owns a unique company in California that trains families in carpentry, plumbing, and electricity repairs at their homes. His credentials include structural engineering, building contractors, real estate brokers, and property management licenses. Finally, Joseph has taught mathematics, statistics, finance, and computer science in grade schools, high schools, colleges, and corporations. (2004, paperback, 54 pages) Availability: Usually ships in 2-3 days.