Synopses & Reviews
Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a Mom. This means you have someone to make you sandwiches, someone to drive you to soccer practice, and someoneand#8212;for reasons unknown to manand#8212;who is able to hold your snotty, used tissues in her own pocket without gagging. A well-functioning mom is essential to domestic harmony and general wellbeing. Yet despite their status as the most advanced humans on the planet, moms do need some daily care and maintenance to keep them running smoothly. This book explains everything. Mom requirements include, but are not limited to: light watering, the crust of peanut butter sandwiches, and some peace and quiet every now and then for crying out loud. And thereand#8217;s added bonus information! Learn to spot early warning signs of mom-pattern-crankiness and to recognize when mom might need another cup of coffee. A momand#8217;s make and model will vary by family, but the simple fact remains: Take care of Momand#8230;and sheand#8217;ll take care of you.
"With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Cronin (Rescue Bunnies) offers children detailed advice on how to better understand and deal with one's mother. This troubleshooting guide provides step-by-step instructions for addressing moms who don't get enough of the daily basics, 'Sleep, Nutrition, Exercise, and Water, or SNEW for short.' Amazing factoids ('Remarkably, despite their size, moms can sleep on as little as three inches of bed') and warnings ('Do not bother your mom when she is eating in the garage') pack the pages. Cornell (My Mommy Hung the Moon) channels some serious Roz Chast in spreads that demonstrate a gleeful, knowing abandon, with frequent comparisons to the animal kingdom (in one scene, children pick 'pieces of debris, soil, vegetation, and dried food' from their mother Ã la monkeys) and overwhelmed mothers in various silly situations. Cornell's cartoons make the book (somewhat) more kid-friendly, but it's parents who will get the biggest chuckle out of its humor and technical wordiness. Nonetheless, the message is writ large (and sometimes covered with baby food, coffee, or grass stains): moms are pretty indispensable. Ages 4 8." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"In this era of Tiger Mothers, attachment parenting, the mommy track and The Three-Martini Playdate, Cronin and Cornelland#8217;s collaboration will strike a nerve with moms looking for a laugh and a bit of validationand#8212;if only they can find the time to read it!" - andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;KIRKUS, andlt;/iandgt;April 15, 2011andlt;/bandgt;
"We admit it: the new laugh-out-loud book M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual), by Doreen Cronin and Laura Cornell, appeals to us as moms as much as it will to our kids. The 56-page text is packed with humorous tidbits about what truly makes us tick (exercise gives us a legitimate reason to put on our favorite sweatpants) as well as quirky insights (and#8220;and#8230; despite their size, moms can sleep on as little as three inches of bed. Science has no explanation for thisand#8221;). Donand#8217;t be surprised if you find yourself chuckling over the pages long after your kids have fallen asleep." -- andlt;iandgt;Disney Family Fun Magazine andlt;/iandgt;
In Don't Forget to Feed Your Mom, you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about how to raise a perfect Mom.
Doreen Cronin is the successful author of many bestselling picture books, including Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure; Bounce; Wiggle; Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Dooby Dooby Moo; and the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Doreen online at doreencronin.com
'In Don\'t Forget to Feed Your Mom, you\'ll find everything you ever wanted to know about how to raise a perfect Mom.'
Let’s face it: Moms are the most advanced human models on the planet. Fortunately, author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Laura Cornell—who’ve spent a combined total of four years on the New York Times bestseller list—know everything there is to know about the subject. Based on “years of research, observation, and time-outs,” this indispensible and hilarious guide arms kids (and dads) with the knowledge they need to avoid the most precarious mother-related situations as: how she should be fed, why she needs more than three inches of space on a bed, and what to do if her face ranks a “10” on the Mad Face Scale. Wickedly funny and acutely perceptive, this is a book that, basically, no one on the planet should be without.
About the Author
Doreen Cronin is the author of The Chicken Squad series and many bestselling picture books, including andlt;iandgt;Click, Clack, Peepandlt;/iandgt;;andlt;iandgt; Click, Clack, Boo!andlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Dooby Dooby Mooandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventureandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Bounceandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Wiggleandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Duck for Presidentandlt;/iandgt;; andlt;iandgt;Giggle, Giggle, Quackandlt;/iandgt;; and the Caldecott Honor Book andlt;iandgt;Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Typeandlt;/iandgt;. Sheandnbsp;lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at DoreenCronin.com.andlt;bandgt;Laura Cornellandlt;/bandgt; is the illustrator of severalandnbsp;#1 New York Times bestsellersandnbsp;by Jamie Lee Curtis, includingandnbsp;andlt;iandgt;My Mommy Hung the Moonandlt;/iandgt;,andnbsp;andlt;iandgt;Big Words for Little People, Today Iandnbsp;Feel Silly andamp;andnbsp;Other Moods That Make My andlt;/iandgt;Dayandlt;iandgt;, andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Is There Really a Human Race?andlt;/iandgt;andnbsp; Laura left stunning and sunny southern California to reside in soaring and spectacular New York City.andnbsp;