Steve Caplin and Simon Rose published Dad Stuff: Shedloads of Ideas for Dads last November in the UK. Then last month, I guess because depending on how you say it, "shedloads of ideas" doesn't really work as a gifty book title, they came out with Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: All of the Tricks, Games, Puzzles and Jokes You Need to Impress Your Kids (and Keep Them Entertained for Years to Com, a subtitle so long it was even truncated by Amazon.
I don't know what the real difference is, but there's gotta be some serious overlap between the two books; otherwise, why were they holding back all the cool stuff from the first book, right? Cheapskates.
[update: Simon Rose explains in the comments it's the same book. The US publishers changed the title because they didn't think American dads knew what a shed was. Like how they changed the title of the movie, The Madness of George III to The Madness of King George so Americans wouldn't think it was a sequel. Kinda makes you proud, doesn't it?]
Anyway, the shtick is, these are--honestly, what can I write that isn't just a repeat of that subtitle? Forget it. Just take a look at the excerpt that ran in the Guardian, and you'll get the idea. I have to say, I do that chopstick thing all the time for the kid, and she thinks I'm a total rockstar for it. AND, now she can pick up single edamame by herself [haven't tried jelly beans yet, though]:
Chopsticks for butter fingers.Things Every Dad Should Know [guardian]
Fasten the chopsticks together near the top with a rubber band. Roll up the wrapper the chopsticks came in and shove it between the chopsticks, leaving a couple of winds of the band below.
Buy Dad Stuff at amazon uk for ¬£6.22, or buy Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: &c., &c., for either ¬£5.84 (uk) or $9.56 (us) [amazon]