Uncle! The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle
How-to ideas for being a positive influence in your siblings' kids.
JAB Margie Will
Fun Games and Activities
Bet you can't poke your head through this!
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About The Book

This is the first and only book for uncles and aunts who want to have a positive and lasting impact on their sibilings’ children. "Uncle: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle" celebrates the unique, indispensable and slightly zany role of aunts and uncles in our society. It helps aunts and uncles realize their role through a collection nearly 190 fun and whacky activities that nieces and nephews need to master to grow up as great kids: things that the grandparents have forgotten and that the parents wouldn’t ever think to teach. Show them how to scream, “Haaaaaaay!” while Dad is driving past a farm. Turn an orange peel into teeth that would scare a dentist away from her drill. Or spend time hanging out doing the fine art of nothing. The "Uncle: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle" will appeal to anyone who has an endearing aunt or uncle, whether blood relative or a revered unofficial aunt or uncle, or scoutmasters and other adults who get to engage kids in fun and useful activities. cover bitmap large

It’s a far better birthday gift than another tie.




Reviews for Uncle!

Nominated for a Best Books of 2011 Award!



"Don't just read this book; live it! Between the orange-peel teeth and the awful puns and the silly walks and the upside-down glasses--if you take your cue from this nimble little volume of bench-tested zaniness, you won't necessarily be crowned the world's greatest aunt or uncle, but you'll all be having too much fun to care."


"This book captures the essence of what it's like to be an aunt or uncle - an underappreciated, underpublicized group of dedicated almost-parents. Will Murray has passion for his job as an uncle and it shows. A wealth of ideas on how to entertain and guide your almost-kids in a way their real parents never would!"


"What a great gift for the aunts and uncles in your life! So affordable you could buy one for all of them. Full of wisdom. Right in line with the trend to give experiences rather than stuff. I think it would be quite useful for babysitters as well -- so many good ideas about how to really connect with kids. I bought one for myself while I was at it."


"I wish I had this book 20 years ago! It's chock full of playful ideas that not only create memorable experiences for you and the kids, but underscores the unique role you have in helping raise the next generation. Buy it now - for yourself, your siblings, friends and anyone who's "expecting" a niece or nephew. You'll all have so much fun!"

Aunts and Uncles: Special People

Close your eyes for a second and picture your favorite aunt or uncle.  I’ll bet you are smiling right now.  Aunts and uncles are special people in our society.  They fill the role of adults who kids can talk with and look up to.  Aunts and uncles make a big contribution by helping their siblings’ kids grow up with solid role models and with additional learning that their parents and grandparents can’t provide.  Everybody has a favorite aunt or uncle, or both, whether a blood relative or an unrelated person so fondly considered that the family just naturally calls him “uncle.”

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Get Your Copy of Uncle!

Uncle! The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World's Greatest Aunt or Uncle is available in bookstores everywhere, from Amazon and directly from the author.  To order an autographed copy, click here.


July 26 is Aunts and Uncles Day.  Order a copy for your favorite and I'll autograph and send it.  It's a better gift than yet another tie.

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Free Stuff

Since Uncle! hit the bookstores this spring, I've written a bunch of essays.  Readers have, too.  I packaged up all these new ideas and thoughts into a little ebook.  To get a copy, send an email to


will at willmurraycompany.com


and I'll send you the free ebook right away.  Fun stuff--check it out.


Media folks can find here press releases, images to download, author biography and suggested interview questions.

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