Saturday, March 29, 2014
Book Review - Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations from Parenthood
About the Book
As he's shown in his previous hugely popular books, Jeffrey Brown has a real gift for finding humor in quirky yet universal truths. Now the bestselling author of Darth Vader and Son and Vader's Little Princess brings his witty comic observations to terrestrial parenting in this perceptive book celebrating the more surreal moments of raising a child. In charming colorful panels, Brown wryly illustrates his fiveyear- old son's take on the world around him, from watching TV ("Elton John looks pretty in that shirt") to playing with toys ("This truck can survive on very little water") to odd requests ("Don't feel happy at me"), capturing the sweetly weird times that mothers and fathers everywhere experience with their own curious, pure-minded kids.
My Take on The Book
As a parent I can say that Jeffrey Brown has definitely captured many of the memorable moments that I know that I and many of my fellow parents have experienced. The short snippets that are shared are funny and insightful and for me were a ton of fun to read with my wife. My kids wanted to read with me, but I do not think that they really understood the humor in many of the scenes. On top of the humor and the relevance, the author also does a great job at illustrating the book to really draw the reader into the book. Whether you already know Jeffrey Brown's works or not, you will come to enjoy him and will want to read more from him in the future after reading this.