Crib Notes: A Random Reference for the Modern Parent
Will the baby grow up to be the Dalai Lama? How do you twist balloons into dogs? Which countries offer the best maternity benefits? What are the most common baby names? What does a human face look like to a newborn? Crib Notes is the delightful, illustrated compendium of factsuseful and useless, and always fascinatingabout pregnancy and early childhood. This enchanting vol...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 19th 2004 by Chronicle Books
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This book is a collection of random facts related to child development and child-raising. Some of them are interesting, and some seem completely unnecessary, which I think is the point. The charm of the book is that it presents a wide variety of random information without any real sense of overall organization. But then, it didn't seem like the most useful of references, and I found myself skipping lots of parts. Occasionally funny and useful. Probably a better coffee table book than bedtime rea...more
This is just a light-reading, funny, coffee-table type book. The info is totally random, but related to parenthood (culture or biology) and is quite interesting. For instance, the gestational period for elephants vs. humans, the cost of sending your kid to college, the ingredients in breastmilk, what they call poo poo and pee pee in other countries, how to tell a good bedtime story. fun