The Perfect Stocking Stuffer: Ironic Parenting Lit

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano
2:00 pm
12/08/14

If there’s anything that the success of the book Go The F*ck To Sleep taught us, it’s that moms and dads have a good sense of humor about this whole parenting thing. Which means the book industry is a ripe market for parodies that play on traditional kids’ book themes. Think about it: There’s Goodnight iPad, the just-released sequel You Have To F*cking Eat, the depressing All My Friends Are Dead dino-themed book, and a newcomer that’s at the top of our wish list: Q is for Quinoa.

The latter title came out in October and dubs itself “a modern parent’s ABC.” Some of the letter highlights include E is for Edamame, H is for Helicopter Parenting, K is for Ketchup (organic) and Kinaesthetic Learning, M is for Moses Basket and Muslin, O is for Overscheduling, W is for Wheat Intolerant, and the funny list goes on.

Like what you hear? The two British dads behind Q is for Quinoa also sell art prints for kids’ rooms, our favorite being the bright pink H is for Hummus poster. (You can see the full lineup here.)

All in all, we think this entire ironic mom-and-dad lit category has two words written all over it: Stocking stuffer.

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