This is my first book review for a book I received from Britmums. Normally, I think once I’ve finished doing everything, I will sit down and read the book and I’m sure there must be some format to do a proper book review but as soon as I got this book, I couldn’t put it down. I opened the book and thought I would have a quick review but as soon as I started reading, I could feel myself nodding my head in agreement. The Hot Mum? – Oh yeah, I know her at the school gate! The Snooty mum – I know her too. The Naughty Child mum – oh no, that sounds a bit like me – eeekk! It’s so funny especially as my daughter has just started school and I’m still getting to know all the mums, it’s easy to put a label on them. Although, in real life once you get to know them, the snooty mum is not really that snooty and the hot mum is quite normal too!
It’s a nice pocket size book with a sketch of each type of mum (and a couple of dads) and a checklist of what to expect from that type of mum and then a little description or a little story about each mum and the type of cocktail they would be. The paralyser sounds about right!
I think these should be on sale at school gates on the first day of school for all new parents! It’s such a funny book.
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You are right about it being a handy pocket sized book. I didn’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as some of the other bookclub reads though. Glad you enjoyed it. x
Yes I found this a funny read too, but I dipped into it rather than reading in one go #BritmumsBookClub
I had a similar idea to you about how schools might make use of this book and I love that you realise that stereotypes are just that and we should give people a chance