Monday, July 14, 2014

Review: REASONS MY KID IS CRYING by Greg Pembroke (A)


by Greg Pembroke
Release date: April 1st, 2014
Published by: Three Rivers Press (Crown Publishing)
Genre: Adult 
Format: Paperback, eBook
Format read: Paperback from the publisher.


SUMMARY

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.


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MY REVIEW

In this hilarious book, the author shares pictures and quotes from parents capturing their own children having epic meltdowns over the most bizarre reasons.

As a parent, there is no way to deny that all of my kids have had a memorable moment or two that left me shaking my head in wonder - why is my child crying? Why is he so hysterical that his shoe is untied? Why did he just throw himself onto the floor because I used the red cup for his juice and not the yellow? And one of the best - he's crying because I wouldn't let him drink water out of the toilet!
All of the pictures and subtitles in the book are just that - moments our toddlers have had either do to their own reasoning or just common sense that these little babies haven't acquired yet.

The author, Greg Penbroke, originally started this trend when he started to share his own kid's breakdowns on his tumblr/blog. He then started to include pictures of other children from around the world when their parents started sharing pictures that they have captured as well. It has since become a well-known trend among families and friends to share these adorable yet questioning things that causes these little ones to have the most bizarre reactions.

Definitely a laugh-out-loud book to share with other family members over and over again.


I received a paperback from "Blogging for Books" for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Greg Pembroke

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.


1 comment:

  1. Like I mentioned on Twitter, I flip through this book at the grocery store and find it hilarious! We're not yet at that stage of crying over random things, but we did get to that point where he'll cry if a toy is taken from him. It's funny that the cry makes me laugh more than anything ... it's just so dramatic sometimes!

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