Baby Blues’ Scribbles at an Exhibition by Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott has to have been one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. The characters are the MacPhersons, a normal couple and their three kids. The book is filled with hilarious, laugh out loud, yet realistic anecdotes of the daily life of parents and their children.
The stories are set up in easy to read comic strip form, just like the Baby Blues comics found in newspapers. The incidents and experiences are VERY relatable, which I think is what makes this book so funny! The illustrations are comical (pun intended) to say the least. The expressions on the parents’ and children’s faces during some of the mishaps are priceless.
The father offers an overload of information in every circumstance. The older sister has a very matter-of-fact tone in her comments while the brother is full of smart-alecky things to say. The mother is a multitasking queen who handles the craziness like a pro, even if she crashes and dreams of chocolate in an IV. And the baby girl takes more of an ‘innocent bystander’ role.
My three older daughters and I really enjoyed reading this book together and would share some of the anecdotes with their father as well. We giggled, remembered similar instances that have taken place in our family, and laughed hard at the MacPhersons’ over the top experiences. My eldest mentioned that it was great that we each get to see both sides of things; she claimed that after reading it, she was better able to relate to parents and what we go through… we will see how long that lasts!
Baby Blues Scribbles at an Exhibition
By Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
|Easy to Read||5|
|Quality of Illustrations||5|
|Appealed to both boys and girls||5|
|Kept my children’s interest||5|
|I would purchase this for my family||yes|
|I would purchase this as a gift||yes|
All ratings on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being the highest.
Meet The Reviewer!
Lucia Alami is a mother of five
daughters, the youngest of which
are a pair of one year-old twins.
She enjoys photography, reading,
writing, drawing, playing board
games and doing craft activities
with her girls.