Last September I shared what is still my most popular podcast to date: an interview with Amber Dusick of the hilarious blog Parenting, Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. Well guess what? She’s also written a book, which just happens to be called Parenting: Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. And when I got back from my trip to Disneyland I was thrilled to find a review copy waiting for me.
If you’ve ever read Amber Dusick’s blog, the style of the book will be familiar to you. It’s illustrated with her signature crappy pictures, and features herself, her husband (Crappy Papa), and her children (Crappy Boy and Crappy Baby). While it’s familiar, though, it isn’t repetitive. The majority of the content is new, so if you are a loyal fan you won’t be paying for something that you’ve already read.
The book is a quick read – I got through it in a little under 24 hours. I laughed out loud frequently, prompting my eight-year-old to ask what was so funny. I responded in the only way I could, by saying that it was only funny for grown-ups. She insisted on reading some of the word bubbles on the photos, but the humour passed her by. This is as it should be. If you haven’t lived parenting, you probably won’t really appreciate the humour. If you have lived parenting, few books will be much funnier.
As you may know, I really enjoy sharing the love. Since the publisher sent me this book for free, I’d like to pass it along so that someone else can enjoy it. To make that happen I’ve decided to run a giveaway.
If you’d like my copy of Amber Dusick’s book, leave a reply on this post before 9:00pm PST on April 1, 2013. I’ll draw one name at random and pop the book in the mail, no fooling. If you could be so kind as to leave one comment only, it will make my life much easier. And good luck!
*UPDATE – The contest is now closed. Thanks for reading!