Friday, December 18, 2009

Book Review: Babies Are Boring

Remember that infamous "blob" comment made by Angelina Jolie about daughter Shiloh? Well if you found yourself horribly offended by that observation, you may not find this book as charming as it really is.

Ritchie cleverly narrates in typical children's book fashion (i.e. catchy rhymes) the adult frustrations of having a newborn. You know, all the usual things we as mothers find ourselves complaining about in regards to our beloved little ones - the diapers, the crying, the feedings and the general humdrum routine of baby upkeep.

I thought the book was super cute as I'm always one for tongue-in-cheek humor. Not to mention we all as parents have at some point or another looked at our little one and prayed for the day when changing diapers and sleepless nights would be just a distant memory. For those who are still weary the book does have a positive ending... you'll have to read it to find out what it is! The illustrations are bright and are a delight to little eyes and big ones alike. It's the perfect book to entertain both listener and reader.

This book would make a great gift for new mamas who can appreciate the quirkier side of children's books.

Babies are Boring
By: Jon Rictchie
Illustrated By: Alex Ritchie

*Note: This review originally appeared on my now defunct blog "Oh, Mama Likey!"

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