Parents. Sure, some parents are embarrassing – but they’re NOTHING on this lot. These are ten tales of the world’s most spectacularly silly mums and deliriously daft dads.
Pinch your nose for Peter Pong, the man with the stinkiest feet in the world. Jump out of the way of Harriet Hurry, the fastest mum on two wheels. Watch out for Monty Monopolize, the dad who takes all his kids’ toys. And, oh no, it’s Supermum! Brandishing a toilet brush, a mop and a very bad homemade outfit.
So, are you ready to meet the worst parents ever?
I absolutely love this series even though the characters aren’t exactly the type to appeal to anyone. They do hold the record for being the world’s worst, after all. This time it is parents who are unforgivingly cringeworthy.
As is a feature of the series, each of the books include a letter from someone special. This has one from the author’s mum who very kindly (or not) offers him ideas for his next book. As part of the acknowledgements, the author also shares anecdotes about all the people involved in it. I reserve my opinion on whether these are true or fictitious but I do insist they are fascinating to read.
Each of the ten stories bring out some of the strongest emotions. At the same time, they allow you to reflect on yourself and right the wrongs. If I had to pick my favourite worsts (did I get that right?), I’d choose Miss Tutelage and Harriet Hurry, and maybe Supermum! She is innovative. You have to give her credit for that.
As far as the artwork goes, of course, when you already love Tony Ross’s black and white illustrations, these done in vibrant colour are irresistible.
Read this to guarantee some amazing laughs. You will enjoy it by yourself as well as in sharing with the little ones around you.
Book 22 of 2021.
Aquamarine Flavours Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.
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My bricks, on the other hand, made from 230gsm cardstock, are definitely harmless and entirely recyclable.
Tony lives in Wales.
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