My name is Marisa. I am a fiction writer, a blogger, and a freelance journalist.
Published April 15th 2018
This book is for every parent who hates reading books
Beck Stanton & Matt Stanton
Wait! Is the fourth frustrating book in Beck and Matt Stanton's Books That Drive Kids Crazy Series. It was published by ABC Books in March 2018 and is suitable for children 4 years and up. What is Wait! all about? As parents, we're often very busy juggling work and other commitments.
Sometimes you're just so tired you can't help thinking who has the time to sit down and read a book to their kid? So what do we do? We tell our kid to wait. Just give me five minutes to finish writing this article and then I promise I will sit down and read to you that Barbie book that you love so much.
Wait. It's a word that kids are used to hearing a lot of the time. Wait! Takes that word and idea and flips it around. Once you start reading this book you cannot stop and do anything else until you are done.
That phone you can hear ringing?
That pot you left boiling?
That knock at the door?
All of that will have to wait until you have finished reading this book.
It's the sort of book that every parent will love to hate.
The thing I enjoy about The Books That Drive Kids Crazy Series is how Beck and Matt Stanton use humour to make reading a fun experience for the adult and child.
When I read these books to my little girl, we're always laughing and smiling and really engaging with each other. It's almost like we forget we're reading a book.
Wait! will have you forgetting that other thing you thought was so important and trying to curl your tongue or wiggle your toes or do the hula with your little kid instead.
And let's be honest. That other thing can just wait. I'm reading a story to my kid.