Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review - Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes

About the Book
When Portland preschool teacher Leslie McCollom created the @PreschoolGems Twitter feed in 2010, it was because precious jewels were slipping through her fingers every day. So McCollom became a covert anthropologist in the secret world of children, and when she launched her feed with her funniest findings, her followers quickly grew to more than 160,000 followers to date!

This is McCollom’s wonderful collection of the most bizarre, hilarious, and jaw-dropping things overheard at her school.

Some of the many entertaining quotes include:

  • “My mom lived in the nineties.”
  • “Something’s happening with my butt.”
  • “People are hamburgers in America.”
  • “I have a cool trick, but it’s not allowed.”

By turns sweet, sinister, and naively sincere, these treasures show that kids are really just miniature people who are weirder and a lot less inhibited than their adult counterparts. PRESCHOOL GEMS is sure to delight parents, teachers and anyone looking for a laugh.

My Take on the Book
What was great about this book was that it provided the reader with a first hand glimpse into the minds of young children. Whether you are a parent or not, you will get a laugh out of this and will sit back in awe and wonder how the teacher reacted to this being brought up in the classroom (as I have no clue how I would have reacted). The book truly is one that will make you sit back and realize how much our children and the children around us soak in (for better or worse). I loved reading this and know that you will too!

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