Being a mother is hard work, and all mothers deserve a good laugh. If You Give a Mommy a Glass of Wine is a modern mother-honoring parody of a classic children's book.
Author: Renee Charytan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
A delightfully illustrated spoof that demystifies wine and helps you understand the key traits of different varietals When Penguin finishes work for the day, he hurries off to the wine bar in search of his ideal wine. With the help of Bunny, Cat, Wolf, Bear and his other friends, Penguin samples and learns about the most popular wine varietals. Follow Penguin’s journey in this delightfully illustrated spoof that simplifies and demystifies wine while teaching you tasting notes, food pairings and other interesting facts.
A Children's Book Parody for Adults Exploring the World of Wine
Author: Reese Ling
Publisher: Ulysses Press
The first installment in Sam Miserendino and Mike Odum's Addicted Animal Series, If You Give a Bunny a Beer is a children's book for parents who drink too much. A humorous play off of the famous If You Give a Moose a Muffin, the book tells the story of a rabbit who had just one too many. Following the success of other adult-themed parodies of children?s books, author Sam Miserendino presents a delightful tale that will entertain readers with its charming combination of innocence and lack thereof. Featuring gorgeous full-color illustrations by illustrator Mike Odum that accompany the text, this heartwarming cautionary tale informs readers of the dangers of mixing alcohol and small mammals.
Author: Sam Miserendino
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
The authors have compiled 100 imaginative ways they and their friends--including such celebrities as Kelly Ripa and Jill Hennessy--spend their time when they have 10 luscious minutes to themselves.
100 Ways to Find 10 Blissful Minutes for Yourself
Author: Lyss Stern,Julie Klappas
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Must. Have. Wine. It's a modern moms' mantra, no matter what type of day we're having; when we've come to the end of our rope, had the best day ever, or simply just want to unwind. Along with that glass of wine, we often find comfort in knowing other moms are going through the same things we are. Must. Have. Wine. A Toast to Motherhood, is a collection of relatable stories by everyday moms assuring that none of us are perfect and we're all in this crazy race together. If you're looking for a reason to pour that glass of wine tonight, we've got 81 reasons you should! Always feeling guilty about something you did or didn't do? "Guilt Will Always Be There, Let Love Triumph" is the story for you! See Reason #4 Tired of your hubby putting the moves on you when all you need is another hour of sleep? Been there! You must read "Midnight Lovin'!" See Reason #58 Is the constant wailing from your colicky baby enough to make you want to lock yourself in the closet and bawl your eyes out? Read another mother's colic survival story in "This Too Shall Pass." See Reason #37 Think you're the only mom who can't brave the McDonald's playland slide to save your toddler? You'll laugh out loud when you read "I'm Not Lovin' It!" See Reason #15 With savvy wit and a healthy dose of reality, Must.Have.Wine. A Toast to Motherhood. takes you on the emotional journey we all experience as mothers, while gracefully offering advice and an aura of camaraderie. Each chapter offers stories that complement the ups and downs of this wondrous and challenging role we're all living: Chapter 1 inspires-Let go of your mommy guilt and embrace your imperfections! Chapter 2 amuses-Laugh out loud as you are reminded of the funnies from your own zany life with young children. Chapter 3 encourages-In your darkest of days it's comforting to know you will survive. Chapter 4 delights-Giggle at the fun and often cute moments of motherhood. Chapter 5 relieves-For those stressful and frustrating times...know that you're not alone. Chapter 6 indulges-Sweet tales remind us why we're blessed to be moms. Whether you're headed to a baby shower, looking for a holiday gift, or buying for a friend's birthday-Must.Have.Wine. makes the perfect gift for any mommy in your life: your sister, your best friend, or even...yourself. Together, let's raise our glasses to toast the laughter, the tears, and this zaniness we call motherhood.
A Toast to Motherhood
Author: Katrina W. Epp,Leah E. Speer
Dad has warned Henry and Eve: If you whine too much, monsters will eat you. Henry and Eve don’t listen, of course. The only problem is, when the monster comes, he can’t find the right recipe for whiny children—and neither can his monster friends! A whiny child salad doesn’t work because there’s paprika in the dressing. A whiny child cake won’t do because the flour spills all over the floor. And whiny child burgers are out of the question because the grill is too hard to light up. Arguments and hilarity ensue. And just when our persnickety monsters decide on the perfect dish…the worst thing of all happens….
with audio recording
Author: Bruce Eric Kaplan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Pour Me Some Whine/Wine will be the first wine pairing book for moms. Each of the 80 stories has a “reason” for moms to pour that glass tonight. The stories are arranged by 6 emotions in motherhood, and each story also has a witty wine pairing that contains a metaphor or something quirky to tie into the story itself. It is an uplifting book that cheerleads and supports moms.
A Toast to the Mama Sisterhood!
Author: Trina Epp,Leah Speer
We're going on a bar hunt. We're going to find a cool one. The babysitter's booked. We're not old! Bestselling authors Emlyn Rees and Josie Lloyd also happen to be parents, so they understand the complications of organising a rare night out. In this parody of the famous children's book, two parents set off for a night on the tiles, and encounter a series of watering holes and bars before an alarming encounter with a 'bear' sends them running home to their children. Gillian Johnson is the author and illustrator of the successful Monster Hospital and Thora series for children. Her illustrations bring this story to life, gently parodying the original but adding an anarchic edge as the evening progresses. We're not going on a bar hunt again!
Author: Emlyn Rees,Josie Lloyd
Publisher: Hachette UK
From the authors of the breakout bestseller All my friends are dead. and in the humorous vein of Go the F**k to Sleep comes a laugh-out-loud collection of bad advice that turns the children's alphabet book on its head. Adorable illustrated characters lead readers down a path of poor decision-making, and alphabetical, rhyming couplets offer terrible life lessons in which O is for opening things with your teeth, F is for setting Daddy's wallet on fire, and R is for Raccoon (but definitely not for rabies). With plenty of playfully disastrous choices lurking around every corner, this compendium of black humor may be terrible for actual children, but it's perfect for the common-senseless child in all adults.
An Alphabet of Terrible Advice
Author: Jory John,Avery Monsen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold. It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book! Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements. It slyly questions who wears the pants in the family, and lets women humor their men by removing the Velcro pants from the female figure and putting it on the male. Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request? Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay—roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format? Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries. Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere”—and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!
Author: Kate Nelligan
Publisher: Cider Mill Press
From the bestselling authors of We're Going on a Bar Hunt, comes another hilarious parody of a much-loved children's book. This time, we follow the quest of one man as he attempts to shake off his hangover, through eating whatever he can get his hands on, and annoying his family in the process. The perfect book for anyone who fondly remembers the original, but has now grown up and knows all too well just how painful hungover days can be . . .
Author: Emlyn Rees,John Lloyd
Publisher: Constable Crime
“Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.” —Mindy Kaling A fresh, fun, and unpretentious guide to wine from Marissa A. Ross, official wine columnist for Bon Appétit. Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, instead of your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit wine columnist and Wine. All The Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help. In this utterly accessible yet comprehensive guide to wine, Ross will walk you through the ins and outs of wine culture. Told in her signature comedic voice, with personal anecdotes woven in among its lessons, Wine. All the Time. will teach you to sip confidently, and make you laugh as you're doing it. In Wine. All The Time., you’ll learn how to: • Describe what you’re drinking, and recognize your preferences • Find the best bottle for you budget and occasion • Read and understand what’s written on a wine label • Make the perfect pairings between what you’re drinking and what you’re eating • Throw the best damn dinner party your guests will ever attend • And much more
The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking
Author: Marissa A. Ross
Tells the story of a child's abuse at the hands of his alcoholic mother
One Child's Courage to Survive
Author: Dave Pelzer
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Bad Little Children’s Books, illustrator Arthur C. Gackley creates hysterical parodies of children’s book covers from more innocent times. Many of these original books focus on life’s lessons, joys, and curiosities. Gackley cleverly takes the books’ classic covers and turns them into unforgettable, edgy, politicaly incorrect parodies that speak to the bad little kid in all of us. With a catalog of children’s book titles like Peeping Tommy Goes Cougar Hunting, Cousin Milky Is Lactose Intolerant, and The Blind Child’s Picture Dictionary, this collection will have readers in stitches. A fun read for parents, grown-ups, and kids-at-heart everywhere, Bad Little Children’s Books leaves no bad joke unmade.
KidLit Parodies, Shameless Spoofs, and Offensively Tweaked Covers
Author: Arthur C. Gackley