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DK Canada Books Dad Will Love For His Man Cave #Review #Giveaway

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This great DK Canada Books Review and Giveaway focuses on the “big” boys in our life – Dads, Hubbys, Grampas, or any other male friend or relative who would love a set of these books for their “Man Cave”.

Father’s Day was recently celebrated with my boyfriend immersed in his newest DK Canada Books collection. DK Canada has so many fantastic books to interest the men in our lives that it was hard to choose just three…but I did.  According to the feedback I got, I chose well!


Complete Guitar Manual DK Canada

For all those budding musicians in your life, DK Canada’s The Complete Guitar Manual is a “rockin” guitar instruction manual covering all aspects of learning how to play the guitar.  From novice players to seasoned pros, this book is a fantastic instructional book, with easy to understand instructions, and lots of great photos to help the reader understand things like finger placement, chords, etc. “The Complete Guitar Manual is a complete course of professional lessons that works both as a personal tutor and a comprehensive textbook.”  

My boyfriend has been playing guitar for a couple of years now.  He has come a long ways since the first day he picked up his guitar.  He is completely “self-taught” on the guitar,  and amazes me with the techniques and songs he has managed to teach himself.  No campfire songs for him!  He dove straight into AC/DC hit songs right from the start.  If you’ve ever heard the guitar in “Thunderstruck” you will have a pretty good understanding of how fast his fingers can move!

So The Complete Guitar Manual is now a great reference guide for my boyfriend.  He has managed to gather a few new tips from this book,  and learn some new techniques that have helped make certain songs easier to play.  It’s all in the placement of the fingers when it comes to great guitar playing!

Of course, as per usual with DK Canada books, this guitar manual is full of fantastic photos that will help all budding guitarists understand that important finger placement, and where to find the right chords on the strings. This is a top-notch guitar manual for all levels of players.  It even comes with a companion DVD for those who like to watch actual demonstrations.


Car The Definitive Visual History DK Canada

This is a book that every car fanatic would love.  Car: The Definitive Visual History Of The AutomobileTraces the history of the automobile, from the first prototypes to the super cars of today, Car covers the technological developments and manufacture of cars, the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.”   

This book is heavy on illustrations of the most note-worthy cars of each decade. With a heavy focus on European cars, this was the only aspect that disappointed my boyfriend who is big into American muscle cars (he was hoping for more of a focus on Dodges…and HEMIs).  There’s no doubt this is a beautiful book that will keep car enthusiasts entertained for hours.  This is the type of book that your man can proudly display on his “man cave” coffee table and enjoy over and over.


Smithsonian Firearms An Illustrated History

When it comes to firearms, I know nothing…except to stay out of their “site”.  For those who are firearm collectors or hunters, this Smithsonian Firearms: An Illustrated History is a fascinating look at the history of every type of firearm from pistols and rifles, to machine guns and revolvers.  This detailed firearms book covers more than 300 firearms spanning over 700 years.  Personally, I’m not a fan of firearms, however, I have to say, this book was even interesting to me.  The photos are amazing and I especially enjoyed looking at the intricate detail and workmanship on the old firearms.  Browsing through this book reminded me of a trip I took a few years ago to San Antonio, Texas to visit family.  I got to visit The Alamo and part of the museum there focused on historical firearms (many of which looked like the antique firearms seen in this guide-book).  The Smithsonian Firearms: An Illustrated History is definitely a conversation piece and something that will entertain many.

So for Canadian Blog House readers who have men in their lives who would love these books for their “man cave” (or maybe you would love them too!), our friends at DK Canada Books are generously offering up this great 3 book prize pack that includes each of the books I have reviewed here.  Here is all you need to do for your chance to win:

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Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with these books in exchange for a review.  All opinions are our own.


  1. July 12, 2014


    No man cave in our house. He is a car lover, so I think he will like the one on cars.

  2. July 11, 2014

    Silvia D

    no he doesn’t have a man cave . he would like all the books but probably the car one would be favoured.

  3. July 8, 2014

    Anna W

    No man cave in our house, it’s too small! But my boyfriend would love the firearms book.

  4. July 8, 2014

    angela m

    My husband does not have a man cave. He would love the Car book

  5. July 8, 2014


    My husband would love to have every single one of these in his mancave. He’s a car enthusiast, loves to hunt and is currently learning to play guitar.

  6. July 5, 2014

    Matthew Tully

    They all look great and would be greatful to win. I can attest to the guitar one as I had an earlier version and it is great!

  7. July 4, 2014

    Surso S.

    i would like the Smithsonian firearms book the most 🙂

  8. July 3, 2014

    Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo

    My husband has the garage as his cave. It’s loaded with machines in various states of deconstruction. He’d love the car book.

    Thanks for hosting.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  9. July 2, 2014


    Neither of us do and hubby would love the Firearms book the most!

  10. July 2, 2014


    He has his own man cave, he’s love the Car book

  11. July 1, 2014

    sarah jackson

    yeah its a cave alright ! .. lol
    I think he would like the car book to have in his cave

  12. July 1, 2014

    Jody D

    Hubby has a cave and has been wanting to pick up his guitar skills again so this would be great!

  13. July 1, 2014

    Victoria Ess

    My man definitely has his own man cave in the basement and he’d love the Car book.

  14. July 1, 2014

    Jennifer P.

    He does not have a man cave, and he would most like the “Car: The Definitive Visual History” book.

  15. July 1, 2014

    Heidi C.

    We don’t have a man cave but we have a man office :). My hubby would love the book on guns!

  16. July 1, 2014

    Erika E

    He does have his own man cave. I think he’d like the Car book.

  17. July 1, 2014

    Julie Dyer

    Our house is too small to have an entire cave, but Hubs and I do have our own little corner. 🙂 He’d love Car: The Definitive Visual History.

  18. July 1, 2014

    Maegan Morin

    My husband does not have a “man cave” but he does have a garage lol. He would most love the Car book 😀

  19. June 30, 2014

    Amy Heffernan

    He does not but he plays guitar and LOVES cars so i know he would enjoy these books! Thanks.

    • July 1, 2014


      Glad to hear hubby would love two of the books, Amy 🙂 Thanks for entering!

    • July 1, 2014


      Hopefully you will settle down one day so he can get his man cave, Narathip 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  20. June 30, 2014

    Elizabeth Vlug

    His “man cave” is the garage. He would love the Car The Definitive Visual History book.

    • June 30, 2014


      That’s the perfect place to have a man cave, Elizabeth 🙂 lol Thanks for entering!!

  21. June 30, 2014


    I think the car is my husband’s man cave – that’s all he’s got left.

    • June 30, 2014


      Lol Andie! Oh oh…has he been kicked out of the rest of the house? Thanks for entering!

  22. June 30, 2014

    Amy C

    No, he doesn’t have a man cave. He would like Car The Definitive Visual History.

    • June 30, 2014


      Well at least he can enjoy the car book…and dream of having a man cave, Amy 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  23. June 30, 2014


    I have a man cave and the car book would complete the coffee table in my man cave

    • June 30, 2014


      I am SO glad to hear you have your own man cave, Darwin! Every man should have one 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  24. June 30, 2014

    Amanda Murray

    My Dad DOES have a man cave and would LOVE all three DK books I am sure!! =D *Fingers crossed for a belated Father’s Day gift!!! 😉

  25. June 30, 2014

    Darlene W

    No my hubby does not have a man cave, he would like the Smithonian book of Firearms

    • June 30, 2014


      Oh oh…poor hubby, Darlene 😉 Well, sounds like he would be happy with this prize pack though! Thanks for entering!

  26. June 30, 2014

    Doris H

    He has the garage has his man cave and the one he’d love to have is “car”.

    • June 30, 2014


      Your man sounds like he’s got it made, Doris! A man cave AND a garage 🙂 Thanks for entering!

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