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Everything I’ve Learned About Motherhood by Zeena Moolla- book review

Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I received for free.  All opinions are my own.

I have received a free e-copy of the book Everything I’ve Learned About Motherhood From My Single-Parent Dad by Zeena Moolla to review via NetGalley. You may find out more about the author on her blog.

Everything I've Learned about Motherhood by Zeena Moolla

Here is the book blurb.

Motherhood is amazing and the devotion you encounter is staggeringly strong. But when you’re in the eye of the shitstorm, veering between love and lunacy, wondering how this tiny, adorable human can wreak so much bedlam in your life, I believe you need a robust sense of humour to help save your sanity.

For Zeena Moolla, the early days of being a new mum were a heady cocktail of sleepless nights, acid reflux and aching boobs. But finding the funny in the chaos buffered so much of the stress. And she has her dad to thank…

Being brought up solely by a single dad, one of a foreign, Muslim background, exemplified beautifully that parenting and families come in all different shapes and sizes. His massive-hearted parenting shaped the kind of mother Zeena is, and as the funniest person she knows, he can also turn any situation around with warmth, wit and a cheese sandwich. If that’s not a vital skill in parenting, then what is?

With top tips for surviving sleep deprivation (spoiler alert: embrace a cantankerous mood and don’t buy crap coffee) to dealing with judgy idiots, getting to grips with shitty mum-guilt and returning to work, Zeena will show you that motherhood won’t just get better, it’ll be incredible.

Laugh-out-loud funny, honest, tender and packed with real life advice – this is essential reading for every new mother not cherishing every moment, feeling like a misfit or simply finding this parenting lark all too much.

I just knew this was going to be a fun read from the opening sentence and I was correct. Let me share that opener with you, it is a quote from Zeena’s beloved papa, a South African-Indian Muslim who brought her and her siblings up as a single parent, juggling working and parenting.

‘You know Zeena, I raised THREE children without any “fancy-pants” book!’

The book skips back and forth between when Zeena was a new mum and the parenting style of her papa, interspersed with motherhood now that Zeena’s children are aged 8 and 6.

It is both humorous and doesn’t leave out the swear words. Never mind the parenting manuals, this is the book for new mums to read. It encompasses plenty of top tips plus a chapter addressing racism in the world of Instagram mumfluencers.

Everything I’ve Learned About Motherhood is available on Amazon in paperback, audiobook or Kindle format. Such a fun parenting book.

The hashtag for this title is #EverythingIveLearnedaboutMotherhoodFromMySingleParentDad

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Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies by Stuart Reid plus giveaway

Time to tell you about another of the Gorgeous George books by Stuart Reid. This time it is Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies, a book that my usually reluctant reader, son1 chose to buy himself.

To find out more about the author you may visit his website.

Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies by Stuart Reid

Here is the book blurb.

Sneezing, sniffing, snoring and snots! Zombies, zebras and zits!

A chemical experiment by the military has gone wrong and the toxins are now airborne. The pupils of Little Pumpington primary school are breathing in the gas and their behaviour is becoming bonkers.

Do you still pick your nose? Do you sit next to someone in school who still picks their nose? Do they eat it, even in secret, underneath their hand when they think no one else is watching? The Little Pumpington nose-pickers are taking over the school and their own bogies are not enough any more; they need to eat everybody else’s too.

These psychotic snot-zombies are on the rampage, feasting on the nostril contents of the entire town and the army will do nothing to prevent them.

Can Gorgeous George, Allison and Crayon Kenny find a cure before the military decide to blow up the school? With the help of Grandpa Jock, Ben and Barbara and a box full of the tissues, they must stop the snot-zombies biting their booger-crusted fingernails to the bone.

Parents will not be able to read this book. This book is for strong-stomached children only so no wimps need apply. This is the last taboo known to mankind and way beyond the comprehension of adults. The older you are, the yuckier this book will be. You have been warned!

Must…..have….bogiieeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

Gorgeous George and the ZigZag Zit-face Zombies is another brilliant book in the Gorgeous George series

This is what son1 had to say about the book.
I liked this book. It was about a few kids who became bogie zombies and infected a whole school.

Short and to the point, but son1 told me that the book erases your memory of reading it. I gave him the benefit of the doubt, since it was last year when he read this book. And I decided to risk the warning on the back cover that parents will not be able to read this book. The author is correct, it does make disgusting reading for us adults, but just the sort of thing of thing that kids love and find really funny. It goes into the details of kids with green snot streaming down their faces, which they wipe with their sleeves or even worse, lick up. You get the picture. Definitely one to let the children enjoy on their own, rather than reading it out loud as a bedtime story, unless you’re into that sort of humour yourself.

A really silly storyline where almost everyone at the school including teachers becomes infected and turns into a bogie-eating zombie. The army puts an exclusion zone up around the school, but who is going to come up with a cure and save the day? Can anyone avoid infection?

Another disgustingly funny book from Stuart Reid. Great even for reluctant readers like my son. Each story always features something like poo, bottom burps or snot, which most children delight in reading about.

And Stuart is passionate about kids reading as we saw at his entertaining Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps show at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer. In between writing his books, he spends lots of his time visiting schools not just in the UK, but worldwide promoting his books and reading. He will be back at the Fringe next month, so if you are in Edinburgh, do pop along. His shows are fab.

Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies is available on Amazon, currently priced at £6.99 in paperback.  There are now 7 Gorgeous George books in the series, targeted at children age 8+, with another title “Grandpa Jock and the Incredible Iron-Bru-Man Incident” due to be published in a few days time on July 8th. A big thumbs up from son1 for this book from best-selling children’s author Stuart Reid.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trousers Trumpets by Stuart Reid

You may see son1’s reviews of two of the other Gorgeous George titles here.
Gorgeous George and the Jumbo Jobby Juicer
Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets

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Disclosure. This post is a review of a book we purchased, although we have received other titles by this author for free. All opinions are mine and my son’s own.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets by Stuart Reid plus giveaway

Whilst we were in Edinburgh this summer, we enjoyed plenty of entertainment at the Fringe including Boogers, Books and Big Bottom Burps with best-selling children’s author Stuart Reid. Son1 was particularly delighted to see this, as he really enjoyed reading one of Stuart’s books “Gorgeous George and the Jumbo Jobby Juicer” a while ago. And he was inspired to buy another of the titles “Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies” after the show.

I tweeted Stuart to let him know how much son1 was enjoying Gorgeous George and the Zigzag Zit-faced Zombies, to which he offered us a free copy of his newly published addition to the series, “Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets”.

To find out more about the author you may visit his website.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trousers Trumpets by Stuart Reid

Here is the book blurb.

Pirates, parrots, pyramids and pants full of poo! Beans, boats and big bottom burps.

Have you ever wanted a book so exciting it keeps you up past your bedtime? A story so mad that you’re scared to put it down in case the adventure goes on inside the pages, on its own, even after you’ve stopped reading? Well, you’ve found it.
Grandpa Jock has made one of his world-famous killer curries using the magic beans that his grandson George swapped for a cow costume with a small leprechaun. Mad enough for you yet?
But now their bottoms are about to blow and these time travelling trouser trumpets just might transport Gorgeous George and Grandpa Jock anywhere. Or any when!
This book is a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff – Who said that? – as the story loops and swoops and poops, and pops out to the shops, then meets itself coming back again.
Crayon Kenny and Allison are tracking down that mad leprechaun, there’s a talking parrot who never shuts up, and of course, there are two cute, fluffy, evil little kittens.
And bottom burps. Lots and lots of big bottom burps. So much wind that you’ll be glad that this is NOT a scratch and sniff book!

This is what son1 had to say.
This is a review for Gorgeous George and the timewarp trouser trumpets which is rated ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is is because books 📚 like these are hilarious for children. Comedy is one factor that makes a book brilliant.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trousers Trumpets by Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid has definitely come up with a winning theme of books, as far as my son is concerned, and most other children too I would expect. Not only are they hilariously funny, but they focus on poo, bottom burps or snot. Right up my son’s street! He is mostly a reluctant reader now, but these books have him fixated and giggling away.

This book has a fabulous crazy storyline which begins with George swapping his Grandpa Jock’s panto cow costume with Tiny Tom , the leprechaun for a handful of magic beans. Grandpa Jock throws the beans into the killer curry he is cooking. They eat the curry, but later with an enormous stinky bottom burp, Grandpa Jock vanishes into thin air. He rematerialises a few minutes later, declaring he has time-travelled. This sets the scene for their adventures.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets is available on Amazon, currently priced at £6.99 in paperback.  There are now 7 Gorgeous George books in the series, targeted at children age 8+. Son1 really loved this book and gave it the thumbs up.

Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trousers Trumpets by Stuart Reid

Plus I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a paperback copy of Gorgeous George and the Timewarp Trouser Trumpets to 1 lucky winner.
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Disclosure. This post is a review of a book I was sent for free. All opinions are mine and my son’s own.