July 9, 2012

Dealing with grown-ups

Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups
by Monte Montgomery
illustrated by Patricia Storms

It's not easy being a kid. Compared to adults, kids are inexperienced, frightened, naive, powerless, and short. Big people, like parents, teachers, and dentists, are always telling them what to do. However, this book aims to change all that. It's a guide to the various types of Humanus Giganticus, aka Mature Adult - who they are, what they do, and why they act the way they do. More importantly, the book shows kids how to deal with the adults in their lives. With charts, diagrams, and survival tactics, they'll be able to manipulate grown-ups, level the playing field and get what they want.

Obviously, parents aren't the target market for this kind of book, but if you're a teen or an aunt or a twenty-something uncle, it would make the perfect gift for a younger sibling, cousin, niece, or nephew. Plus it'll help you stay on the kid's good side.

Canadian illustrator!

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