cryingYou may be familiar with the tumblr “Reasons My Kid is Crying” where one man posted pics of his kids and the ridiculous reasons (to us adults, anyway) that they are crying and then other parents started joining in and sending why their kids were crying as well. This site has given me hours of entertainment so I was really looking forward to checking out the book as well.

It’s mainly a picture book, very little text for each section of the book and then of course the captions on all the photos as to why the kid is crying. Some of them made me laugh out loud and I am sure you will get a kick out of them too. Whether or not you have a child you’ll find this book entertaining – but maybe moreso if you do have kids and have often had to deal with such meltdowns yourself.

Some of the reasons include – you wouldn’t let your kid continue licking their shoe, trying to eat poo or maybe sand or dirt. Or maybe you made them eat their favorite meal – or maybe it was their least favorite meal that triggered the melt down. With these kids you never know – it could be anything at any time – even a high five!

I received a free copy of this book from Blogging For Books in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.


About the Book

A glimpse into the tribulations of parenting that is part documentary, part therapy, and completely hilarious.
It all started when busy father Greg Pembroke posted a few pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason his son was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half. InReasons My Kid is Crying, Greg collects together photos sent from parents around the world, documenting the many, completely logical reasons why small children cry.  Among them: “I let him play on the grass” . . . “He ran out of toys to throw into his pool” . . . “The neighbor’s dog isn’t outside”.  The result is both an affectionate portrait of the universal, baffling logic of toddlers—and a reminder for burned-out parents everywhere that they are not alone.

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