Meet the Parents by Paul Bently and Sara Ogilvie (review copy) - Yes, parents are bossy, but they also have their perks. Discover the best of them in this lively picture book from two Roald Dahl Funny Prize favorites!
It might seem like parents spend an awful lot of time telling kids what to do. And, well, that's true! But there's so much more to them: Parents are towels for wiping your grime on. They're whirlers and twirlers and tree trunks to climb on. Parents sort out all your messes and muddles. And best of all, parents give cuddles!
This funny and affectionate look at all the things parents do is a blast to read aloud. From Goodreads
This picture book is brilliant! It's a great reminder for children just how great their parents actually are, when they're feeling like they just tell them what to do all the time.
The rhythm of this rhyming story is wonderful, and that alone, read aloud to children, would be enough to make them laugh, but the story of Meet the Parents is bound to make children really giggle. With some of the cheeky-naughty things that children do to their parents, as well as sharing all the fun they can have together, it's really amusing. I'm sure it will give children ideas too; who wouldn't want their Dad to help them make a den?
Most of the illustrations in this book are awesome, but there are some that look really scribbled, especially when it comes to the toning of the illustrations, and the characters' hair. I understand that's Ogilvie's style, but it just seemed a little messy to me. I'm sure others will like it, but I just think it's such a great story and some of the illustrations let it down a little. It's not a big thing though, just personal preference, and children are sure to love it!
I will be looking out for more of Peter Bently's stories in future, he's got just the right sense of humour. I love it!
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Children's Books for the review copy.
Published: 2nd January 2014
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children's Books
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Sara Ogilvie's Website