Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to Mom,






The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to The Mom
By Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris
Published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2016


Do you remember the delights of good old-fashioned children's reading books, with short sentences, oft-repeated words and educational snippets, all beautifully illustrated? I do, and was delighted to find that these type of books have actually been revamped and updated to reflect modern themes and concerns, aimed squarely at adults but still with the same charming format. The result is clever, incongruous and very amusing.

This one is "The Mom". As you would expect, it encompasses all the delights, hazards and frustrations of motherhood but presented with a vintage face. From the delights of nursing an infant (and the resulting baby puke), through to having to drink enough wine to have corks to make a doll, each page will strike a chord with mothers, whether your children are adults or still young.

"This is a mom.
A mom has two very important
jobs to do. One is to look after
her children.
The other is to do everything
else as well."

That just about sums it all up very neatly :-)
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