Having children is a not a prerequisite for enjoying this book or appreciating just how bang on the author is with her observations from the mosh pit of parenting. Ever witnessed a child in full melt down mode, seen the way a toxic nappy can clear any crowded area in second or turned pale at the crime scene carnage that is highchair feeding time?
So you see, you need not have fruit of thine own loins to appreciate the humour and gnarly moments from the front lines of parenting.
And that my friends, is all I have to say about that. Perhaps after reading this book you’re ready and hungry for some more material to make you snigger (or wine/whine in sympathy).
These would be current favourites, a mere taster of the bounty Auckland Libraries has to offer:
- How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you / The Oatmeal.
- Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened.
- Animals with sharpies.
- I think I am in friend-love with you / Yumi Sakugawa.
Title: Parenting. Illustrated with crappy pictures.
Author: Amber Dusick
Recommended by Sue W (Central City library)
Sue W loves her fur babies equally but differently and used to administer time out to think about bad behaviours, however since Patrick the fox arrived, she can no longer lock a miscreant in the spare room least Patrick is set upon.