Hey Everyone! I hope you all had the best of Christmas and New Years! I apologize for slacking on posting books during the Holidays. The Holidays were indeed pretty hectic for me, so I did not get around to putting up new posts. However, since it is a new year, I am bringing you a book that was one of my favorites when I was little. I hope you all enjoy, and I will have another post up soon. Happy 2013!
Title of Book: Weird Parents
Time length to read: 3-4 minutes
Age recommend: 5 and up
Author/Illustrator: Audrey Wood
Published by: Penguin Group
Best place to purchase: Barnes & Noble Website
I think we have all had that time in our lives, whether we’re young or older, that we are embarrassed of our parents. Whether it’s the way they act or dress. In this book by Audrey Wood, she brings that “embarassing parent” experience to life. The story is about a boy who is embarassed by the way his parents act, how they are dressed differently than the other parents, and always seem to laugh out loud everywhere. However, after taking a step back, he realises that no matter what, they are his parents and he loves them for who they are.
This book is great for any child because it shows them that everyone can experience that time where they are embarassed of their parents. It also shows them that no matter what, their parents will always be there for them and sometimes the “weird parents” are the best ones to have. Publishers Weekly says “This poor lad’s embarrassment is balanced in the end by affection, tolerance and even appreciation of his parents’ oddities–feelings which, Wood skillfully suggests, coexist despite the seeming contradiction, as they indeed would in real life.” The illustrations, also done by Audrey Wood, are very colorful and detailed. The expressions of the characters really bring the book to life, along with all the detailed settings she has drawn for the book. So, if you are looking for some laughs to read with your child, along with a great lesson learner, check out this book. It’s one not to be forgotten.
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