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  • Published: 7 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781848272583
  • Imprint: Transworld Ireland
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

Twisteddoodles – The Newborn Identity



A sharply observed and witty take on parenting from illustrator and internet sensation TwistedDoodles.

________________Meeting a baby is like meeting someone from the internet: you got used to calling them by a weird nickname and now you need to call them by their real name; they look nothing like their photo; it's hard to believe they're real until they are actually there ...

The hilarious and poignant cartoons of illustrator Twisteddoodles bring a smile to the faces of parents every single day. Her drawings brilliantly capture the unique experience of motherhood and the huge range of emotions that it brings.

In this warm and witty book, Maria writes candidly about what becoming a mother has meant for her. Interspersing her words with brilliant cartoons, she delivers a marvellously entertaining snapshot of life as a modern-day parent. Her sharp observations cover everything from the sleep-deprived early days of having newborn twins, to the reality of being a working mum; from just getting out of the house to slowly getting your social life back.

Upbeat and humorous, this is a wonderful book for parents and parents-to-be.

'It’s hilarious … captures the reality of motherhood and the huge range of emotions that it brings' Ireland AM

'Part comic, part how-to guide and part memoir, with no end of warmth and charm … For all its companionable joviality, the book is a delicate balance of lightness, ticklish candidness and forthright honesty; something that’s sure to appeal to a readership of parents and nonparents alike' Irish Times Magazine

'A very honest look at pregnancy and the early days of parenting … I think it’s wonderful' Alison Curtis, Today FM

'Filled with hilarious cartoons and sharp conversations, it is an excellent snapshot of modern parenthood' Irish Country Magazine

  • Published: 7 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9781848272583
  • Imprint: Transworld Ireland
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Maria Boyle

Maria Boyle was born in Donegal and ended up in Dublin to complete a PhD in science. She now lives in Dublin with her husband, one-eyed cat and identical twin girls. Although a (possibly) respected scientist, she is better known as the cartoonist Twisteddoodles. Twisteddoodles started by accident in the hope of marrying her love of jokes with her ability to draw a discernible face. Her work has appeared all over the world and has been translated into many different languages. Twisteddoodles cartoons are inspired by her real-life adventures and cover areas such as science, coffee, news events, modern life and, more recently, parenting. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as @Twisteddoodles and sometimes you can find her in a supermarket asking her children not to touch everything.

Praise for Twisteddoodles – The Newborn Identity

A very honest look at pregnancy and the early days of parenting … I think it’s wonderful.

Alison Curtis, Today FM

Part comic, part how-to guide and part memoir, with no end of warmth and charm … For all its companionable joviality, the book is a delicate balance of lightness, ticklish candidness and forthright honesty; something that’s sure to appeal to a readership of parents and nonparents alike.

Irish Times Magazine

It’s hilarious … captures the reality of motherhood and the huge range of emotions that it brings.

Ireland AM

Filled with hilarious cartoons and sharp conversations, it is an excellent snapshot of modern parenthood

Irish Country Magazine

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