Friday, July 18, 2014

Reasons My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke


Reasons My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke

Review by Lauren

Source: book for review; all opinions are my own

Official Summary: 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.

Review: I might not be a parent, but I have a niece and nephew and many of my friends have children, so I knew I would find this book hilarious, and I was right! The book is broken into various sections like We are Family and It's My Party with a little intro by Greg Pembroke beforehand. In between some of the photos are dispatches from the front line, as well, where Pembroke shares fun and amusing stories about his own two toddlers, the inspiration behind the hit website.

I can definitely see why parents love the website, and now this book collection, because it gives a sense of camaraderie. Your little one might be crying over all sorts of ridiculous things, but you aren't the only one. There are people all over the world dealing with their toddler's tantrums, and these pictures allow them a chance to laugh at the craziness in their lives. Tantrums will come and go, so you might as well just let some of them add amusement instead of stress.

pages from the book; I do not own
 One of the fun additions to this book are a collection of pages with frames so you can add your own crying photos, along with a line below to share what happened to make your little one so upset. I thought this was a cute way of letting other parents get in on the fun, even if they don't wish to submit their photos online for the world to see. You can just stick them in the book and share with family and friends.

Reasons My Kid is Crying is such a fun gift book! It's sure to make anyone who has been around children laugh, and I would definitely suggest gifting this to any parents in your life (especially if they have toddlers)!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review, but again, all opinions are my own! Learn more about the book through the links below:

14 comments:

Erika Sorocco said...

This looks entertaining!

xx

Allie @ Little Birdie Books said...

'The neighbour's dog isn't outside' LOL. Amazing

Tanja - Tanychy said...

Aww this sounds so good. Most of all funny! I also don't have kids, but yeah my niece is teaching me all the big lessons. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one. Great review :)

Kindlemom said...

Oh my goodness, those sad faces! I don't know whether to be sad with them or give them a big hug, or to laugh because as a parent, we have all been there.

This sounds like it was so fun and entertaining!

Christy @ Love of Books said...

HAHA - omg, that's hilarious.

Lauren D. said...

Aww this is so freaking cute! I love these kinds of books and sites even though I don't have kids. I love laughing at the Honest Toddler too, I think it just makes me even more impressed with my friends who do have kids!

kimbacaffeinate said...

I love it, it's hilarious Lauren!

Alexia561 said...

What a fun idea for a book! Toddlers are like dynamite, ready to explode at any moment, so at least parents know that they're not alone. Love it!

Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

Cleo Bannister said...

What a great idea for a book - I love it! Wish it had been around when my eldest was at that stage, I'm sure it would have helped to realise I wasn't the only mother who was being told to reason with the unreasonable!

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Cleo Bannister said...

What a great idea for a book - I love it! Wish it had been around when my eldest was at that stage, I'm sure it would have helped to realise I wasn't the only mother who was being told to reason with the unreasonable!

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Bellas Shelf said...

lolz This looks pretty awesome. I have to get my hands on it asap. I know what to give parents as a gift now-this book. My childhood BFF just had her first son & he is still young (under 6 months) I know she'll love and appreciate this.

JaimeLovesStuff said...

I love the website. I am always cracking up. I know this book would be HILARIOUS!

A Voracious Reader said...

LOL! I'm totally getting this for my stepdaughter. Grandbaby Kyleigh may only be 5 months old now, but she'll have her moments soon. :)

Angela's Anxious Life said...

I've heard about this guy and his pictures! It looks hilarious