Every mom has those moments—whether it’s once in a blue moon or, well, once an hour—of feeling that they’re falling short. But guess what: The world is filled with moms worse than you. <i>Way <i>worse. To take just one example, hamster moms sometimes eat their newborn pups. No one knows exactly why, but one thing we do know—you didn’t eat your baby! Good job!
Glenn Boozan is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer who delivers a unique approach to celebrating moms everywhere—by giving a reality check on what really constitutes a “good mother,” and letting readers revel in the amazing discoveries she’s made. Hilariously reassuring, grounded in facts from the animal kingdom, written in lively rhyming verse, and delightfully illustrated, <i>There Are Moms Way Worse Than You<i> is like a really smart picture book for parents:
Whenever you feel guilty that you haven’t cleaned the house:
Sexton beetles raise their kids in a decomposing mouse.
For dinnertime, koala moms will feed her kids her poop.
Remember that when you feel bad for giving yours fast food.
A mom giraffe is pretty nice until the fetus drops.
She’ll birth a newborn baby calf, then kick him ’til he walks.
An appendix gives more context to the featured animals’ behavior. For example, that giraffe mom is only trying to encourage the baby to start walking before predators approach. The koala mom? Protecting her joeys from toxins while feeding them important nutrients. And you’ve just got to read about the beetles. The takeaway, though? We’re all doing the best we can.
• A boldly funny and reassuring gift for any mom or mom-to-be who could use a boost of confidence and a good laugh
• Dracula ants suck their babies’ blood, a quokka will drop its young as a diversion for predators, pandas will abandon one twin because raising two is just too much—see, you’re a <i>great mom<i>!
• A picture book for parents, from an Emmy-nominated comedy writer