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Childproof: Cartoons About Parents and Children Hardcover – May 8, 1997

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast aims her cartooning wit toward the familiar subject of being a parent. She does so with the kind of open-eyed reality that makes this book of cartoons read like a how-to manual, or at the very least, a view of what new parents can expect. Chast's sense of humor is apparent in her popular cartoon, "Bad Mom Cards": a series of mug shots of moms gone wrong, like the mom who "ran out of orange juice and served kids orange soda instead." The book's nice design and handsome size make for a great gift.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion; Gift edition (May 8, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786862440
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786862443
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.5 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #753,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on November 20, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A collection of Roz Chast cartoons about parents and children, featuring, for instance, "bad mom" trading cards, and America's Ten Most Wanted babies. You may even learn a few things, such as games to play during a long road trip with children- suggest the "quiet as a mouse" game - the first one who makes a peep loses. Great gift for parents and/or Roz Chast fans.
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Just reread Childproof for the dozenth time and it still makes me laugh out loud. Roz Chast is always surprising and always hilarious.
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My only regret is that this compilation didn't have the one about the picky eater family. It was in a New Yorker when my children were quite young - hung in on the fridge in an office plastic for over ten years - then the kids got old, needed the damn office plastic for a report and I've never seen my favorite funny again. I wanna see it one more time before I die. The image of the boy who asks, "What's this green stuff called again?" Is part of our family lexicon. Roz can do no wrong. Except keeping that particular special funny from my sweaty sticky grubby little hands. I just want to see it again. Our kids prosper but I'm worried about my long-lost favorite funny before I die. It just means so much to me. Cancer's not for sissies like me.
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Wonderful Chast book- each page is a vignette of the travails of child rearing, done with a light touch. Exceptionally entertaining. I ordered at least 10 copies over the years, as gifts for friends, everyone enjoys this book.
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I've had this book for years and still cannot bring myself to pass it on to Goodwill. It's somehow perfect both from parents' and kids' perspectives. One of my favorite cartoons is the contents page from Understanding Your Parents: one listing is Why Do They Not Know Anything?
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By A Customer on May 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is a really funny book. All of the cartoons are funny. Great for anyone who has kids or just wants a good laugh.
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