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Big Rigs for Moms

A Crash Course in Sons for New Mothers

Jenna McCarthy


List Price: 12.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/1/2011)


Uh-oh, it's a boy. For new mothers, understanding the world of boys can be puzzling what with their obsessions with dinosaurs, construction machinery, Star Wars, pirates, and, well, guns. Big Rigs for Moms is a friendly cheat sheet for new moms that demystifies these topics, from trains and trucks to freaky science and insects. With a smart sense of humor, parent/author Jenna McCarthy explains just what's so fascinating about forts, knots, and even poop—and then gives moms some cool insider knowledge, a reading list, or a fun activity to share with their little man. You can give a boy a tube of glitter glue, but sooner or later he'll turn it into a weapon. Pow!

Praise For Big Rigs for Moms: A Crash Course in Sons for New Mothers

"AWESOME. Being the mother of two boys, this would have been a perfect read so I knew what to expect when I was pregnant with my first son... Every single thing in this book is spot on. Having already lived what Jenna wrote, I can say for sure she covered all the bases – from dinosaurs (and lately dragons) to Superhero gear (TONS of it), this is a perfect book for a new mom to read on those seemingly endless nights of nursing and rocking their little man to sleep."

"Big Rigs for Moms: A Crash Course in Sons for New Mothers is a great baby shower gift for a new mom expecting a baby boy. It demystifies trains and trucks, pirates, freaky insects, dinosaurs, and construction machinery. Plus it suggests 'talking points!'"
—The Gilded Lily

"This is a cute book that gives you some must need to know boy facts."
—Local Haven 

Sasquatch Books, 9781570616228, 119pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 2010

About the Author

Jenna McCarthy has been a magazine writer and radio host and is the author of The Parent Trip and Cheers to the New Mom!/Dad! She lives in Santa Barbara with her husband and two daughters. Sasha Barr is an illustrator and designer based in Seattle whose