thingsivesaidThings I’ve Said To My Children is a collection of strange things that the author has found himself saying to his young children.  If you don’t have kids, it’s still good for a laugh because you’ll be trying to figure out the context of things like “I can’t understand you with that octopus in your mouth”, if you do have kids, then you may have heard yourself saying some of the same phrases to your kids or maybe you have something even more bizarre that has come out of your mouth.

This is a really quick read with a lot of great illustrations for each of the things the author has said to his children.  It’s under 100 pages and definitely recommended!

I received an e-copy of this book in order to write this review.

About the Book

An illustrated gift book that brings to life the universal parenting experience of saying strange and hilarious things to one’s kids.
As the father of five boys (all under age 10), graphic designer Nathan Ripperger has found himself saying some rather funny, absurd, and downright bizarre things to his children, from “Stop riding that penguin, we’re leaving” to “I am NOT talking to you until you are wearing underwear.” He created poster-like images for each and posted them online. The response from other parents was overwhelming. With Things I’ve Said to My Children, Ripperger has assembled around 80 of the funniest, weirdest, and most amusing sayings and paired them with full-color, designed images that bring these outrageously hysterical quotes to life. Covering the essential parenting topics like food, animals, don’ts, and of course, bodily functions, Things I’ve Said to My Children is a light-hearted illustrated reminder of the shared absurdity of parenthood. Especially for those parents who’ve ever found themselves uttering some variation of the line, “Please don’t eat the goldfish crackers you’ve put in your butt.”


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