‘Tis the season for parody and humor.
This is a quick read, offering up a few good chuckles.
Based on an old book series, Ladybird Books based in the United Kingdom, this series cleverly uses the original illustrations from the mid-twentieth century and adds new story. You know what you’re getting in to with the very first page:
“This is a husband. He may look complicated, but he is in fact very simple. He runs on sausages and beer.”
The rest of the book is very much in the same vein.
This is a gift book. It is the sort of thing you give to a sibling or a spouse or a business associate as a funny holiday gift. It is meant to be read and enjoyed, then passed around a room for others to get a chuckle as well. It is the sort of book that will be talked about – for about an hour. After that, it’s a dust-collector.
I enjoyed the book for what it was. I can picture me giving this book or even getting this book at a Christmas party and everyone at the party enjoying it. But this is not a book to give or get if you want something with a little more substance.
Looking for a good book? The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to The Husband is a humorous book, just right for gift-giving during the holiday season.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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The Fireside Grown-Up Guide to the Husband (Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups)
authors: Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris
hardcover, 64 pages