Seriously, this book is amazing. Not only will you smile and laugh from cover to cover, but if you are a parent of a baby or toddler, you will definitely relate to at least 90% of this book! I was familiar with this blog ever since I saw some funny images circulating the Internet on Facbook and Pinterest. Reading the book allowed me to see many more funny pictures and captions that I haven’t yet seen. The entire book is made up of a few themed sections and then each page contains a funny/sad photo of a cute child and a silly reason the kid is crying. I have so many favorites, it’s so hard to choose just one!
Here are just a couple of the “reasons:”
1. (page 91) “She’s not allowed to eat out of the garbage can.”
2. (page 72) “The modem stopped flashing.”
3. (page 104) “His teacher said ‘No’….to someone else!”
The book is easy to read through in one sitting and funny enough to read over and over again without ever getting bored.
Being a new parent can sometimes be a little stressful. No one wants their child to be upset. Even when the reason they are crying is completely silly, you still sometimes feel like you need to “fix” things. Although this book was completely humorous, it also put into perspective the very real fact that sometimes kids will just cry and it doesn’t mean you (the parent) are doing a bad job.
I really enjoyed this book and shared it with my mother-in-law who also enjoyed reading it! I definitely recommend this book! It would make a great coffee table book or gift for new parents.
About this Book:
A glimpse into the tribulations of parenting that is part documentary, part therapy, and completely hilarious.
It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. In Reasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry. Among them: “I let him play on the grass” . . . “He ran out of toys to throw into his pool” . . . “The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside”. The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers—and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone.
About the Author:
GREG PEMBROKE is the father of two sons (and the husband of one wife) from Rochester, NY. He works part time as radio advertising copywriter three days per week and stays home with his young sons two days per week.
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Note: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.
All thoughts are my own.