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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407046198
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368


A must have for all new mums and dads - at last, a laugh-out-loud book about the darker moments of parenthood.

A is for Anxiety, Alcohol and awful Activities. B is for Bedtime, Baking and Boredom. C is for Childcare and Cooking With Your Coat on. N is for Not Swearing (bloody frustrating) and S is for Soft Play Places, Sniffing Babies' Arses (to see if they've filled their nappies - are there not easier ways of finding out?) and Sex (see also L, for lack thereof).

Can I Give them Back Now? The Aargh to Zzzz of Parenting merrily puts two fingers up to the pervasive notion that parenthood is an eternally rewarding experience. Taking a wry, down-to-earth and humorous look at life with young children, it taps into the very normal, but hard-to-admit ambivalence that so many parents feel about raising kids.

Darkly funny and occasionally shocking, Joanna Simmons and Jay Curtis' brilliantly alternative A-Z of parenting is essential reading for all mums and dads who really, really love their kids, but...

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407046198
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Authors

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson wrote her first novel when she was nine years old, and she has been writing ever since. She is now one of Britain’s bestselling and most beloved children’s authors. She has written over 100 books and is the creator of characters such as Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather. More than forty million copies of her books have been sold.

As well as winning many awards for her books, including the Children’s Book of the Year, Jacqueline is a former Children’s Laureate, and in 2008 she was appointed a Dame.

Jacqueline is also a great reader, and has amassed over 20,000 books, along with her famous collection of silver rings.

Find out more about Jacqueline and her books at www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Praise for Candyfloss

“Expect drama, crises, gripping plot and realistic narrative.”

Birmingham Post

“As usual, Wilson's book provokes both laughter and thought.”

Junior Education

“Jacqueline Wilson captures exactly the intricate rituals of childhood.”

Daily Echo

“Another gripping and emotionally involving slice of family life from the award-winning, best-selling author and Children's Laureate”

Saffron Walden Reporter

“More emotionally charged and gripping writing from the award-winning Children's Laureate”

Hull Daily Mail

“Jacqueline Wilson's' latest story is a winning combination of realistic characters, entertaining drama and moving encounters. Candyfloss effortlessly draws its young readers into its pages from the beginning. As an ambassador demonstrating the robust health of the Nation's storytelling talent, one needs look no further than Jacqueline Wilson... her bestselling novels, totalling over twenty million and counting, are undoubtedly the modern classics of the future.”

John McLay, Amazon.com

“Children will laugh and learn throughout Candyfloss, yet another fun book from mthe ever-popular Jacqueline Wilson.”

Preston Citizen

“Another absorbing slice of family and school life.”

Children's Bookseller

“Wilson moves away from familiar mum territory to cast her acute eye on dads.”

Dina Rabinovitch, The Guardian

“Wilson is on top social-observing form.”

Christina Hardyment, The Independent

“Will capture the minds of children in the 8 - 12 range”

Bury Free Press

“Another moving and entertaining tale.”

Ayr Advertiser

“Jacqueline Wilson fans will love this new adventure drawn straight from the reality of the modern teenager”

The Good Book Guide

“Wilson again brings the realities of modern day lifestyles into her children's writing, cementing her position on the top spot of the young person's literary scene.”

North West Evening Mail

“Fans of Jacqueline's other work will love this book, a story they can all identify with”

Croydon Advertiser

“Realistic characters, entertaining drama and moving encounters.”

Derby Evening Telegraph

“Another great read full of lively characters and real life dilemmas from Britain's most popular children's author.”

Axis Magazine

“A brilliantly visual novel.”

Westmoreland Gazette

“A fun but thoughtful story.”

South Wales Evening Post

“I'd recommend this book for all teenagers”

Lindsay Williamson, Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle

“As with all Wilson's novels, 'Candyfloss' tells life how it is...this is where there the sheer beauty of Wilson's work lies.”

Stornoway Gazette

“A gripping slice of family life”

Brighton Argus

“I would recommend this book, it's a good read and great for people who like Jacqueline Wilson. I give this book five stars out of five!”

Torquay Herald Express Series

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