Friday, 21 August 2015

Mini Review: Things I've Said to My Children Nathan Ripperger


Title: Things I've Said to My Children
Author: Nathan Ripperger
Genre: Humour
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: 15th September 2015
Rating: 2 stars

Tell Me About It
An illustrated gift book that brings to life the universal parenting experience of saying strange and hilarious things to one's kids.

As the father of five boys (all under age 10), graphic designer Nathan Ripperger has found himself saying some rather funny, absurd, and downright bizarre things to his children, from "Stop riding that penguin, we're leaving" to "I am NOT talking to you until you are wearing underwear." He created poster-like images for each and posted them online. The response from other parents was overwhelming. With Things I've Said to My Children, Ripperger has assembled around 80 of the funniest, weirdest, and most amusing sayings and paired them with full-color, designed images that bring these outrageously hysterical quotes to life. Covering the essential parenting topics like food, animals, don'ts, and of course, bodily functions, Things I've Said to My Children is a light-hearted illustrated reminder of the shared absurdity of parenthood. Especially for those parents who've ever found themselves uttering some variation of the line, "Please don't eat the goldfish crackers you've put in your butt."

My Thoughts
When I went into reading Things I've Said to My Children I expected a lot of funny sayings and excuses as to why children can't do certain things. When I opened the pages I realised how small the book was, and that I didn't think I was going to get what I expected. What I go was images and sayings that mostly too silly to be funny

Admittedly there are a few funny things that have been said to the children which did make me laugh, but quit a few of them just didn't seem funny to me, even with the images to go with them.

Final Verdict
Overall Things I've Said to My Children was an OK read with a few things that did amuse me.

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