My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life (Hardcover)

By Kate Feiffer, Diane Goode (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, 9781416941002, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2009

Summer 2009 Kids' List

“This mother seems perfect to everyone -- she bakes, she's thoughtful, she smells nice -- but to her daughter she's too helpful and involved. She's trying to ruin her life! Feiffer and Goode do a great job of conveying the friction (and love!) between children and parents in this funny, imaginative book.”
— Caitlin Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA
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Description

Everyone has only nice things to say about my mom.

Everyone likes her.

She looks nice.

She bakes great cookies and makes me feel better when I have a bad day.

But would a really nice mom do embarrassing things like kiss me in public and tell loud jokes that no one thinks are funny? Well, my mom does those terrible things and worse - that's why I am sure that I have the most embarrassing mom in the world and that my mom is trying to ruin my life...

Or is she?
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