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Quiet, Yelled Mrs. Rabbit

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Hardcover, 251 pages
Published 1958 by Lippincott
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Liz
May 24, 2016 Liz rated it it was amazing
It took me a long time to track this one down, but it was definitely worth the hunt! The premise: a woman with a promising career in the music industry gives birth to twins, intending to go back to work after six weeks of maternity leave. But work isn’t as thrilling as she remembers, and she misses the babies. “..the fun seems to be all mixed up with the drudgery. I mean, a baby may laugh out loud while you’re changing a diaper.” A little later on, “although I said I couldn’t wait to go back (to ...more
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Feb 02, 2014 Erin rated it liked it
What struck me the most about this book, which was originally published in 1950, was that the narrator / author sounds almost exactly like a Mommy Blogger of today. She describes the funny things small children do, the overwhelming work of caring for them, the pressure to be more gentle AND more authoritative (spanking) as a parent, and she laments the inevitable effect of new technology. "In my day, kids read books and played outside!" said a billion people on facebook, along with this author a ...more
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