Meet the Parents

Meet the Parents

By Peter Bently; Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781481414838, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

Yes, parents are bossy but they also have their perks. Discover the best of them in this lively picture book from two Roald Dahl Funny Prize favorites
It might seem like parents spend an awful lot of time telling kids what to do. And, well, that's true But there's so much more to them: Parents are towels for wiping your grime on. They re whirlers and twirlers and tree trunks to climb on. Parents sort out all your messes and muddles. And best of all, parents give cuddles
This funny and affectionate look at all the things parents do is a blast to read aloud.

About the Author
Peter Bently is the author of many books for young readers, including "King Jack and the Dragon", illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, which the "New York Times" called "at once contemporary and classic." His "Cats Ahoy! "received the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in his native England. Peter lives in Devon, England, with his wife and two children.

Anna Kemp grew up on a street with a gang of kids and spent her childhood sticker-swapping, playing Pac-man, and coordinating BMX displays. She was a bit of a late reader but now reads a lot in her job at Oxford University where she works on contemporary French literature. Her first picture book, "Dogs Don't Do Ballet", was published in 2010. "Fantastic Frankie and the Brain-Drain Machine" was her first young fiction title and published in 2011.