Book Passage (US)
Packed with ideas’ Junior Magazine (UK)
Most helpful customer reviews
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful.
A book for perfect kids (are your kids perfect?)
By F. G. Gates
This is a book for those parents blessed with perfect kids - you know: the ones that sit still, listen, behave, and obey impeccably all the time. The kids which all we folks with 'real' kids envy, or rather, secretly suspect to be drugged by their parents.
I am from the UK originally and I know from 1st hand kid experience that about 50% of these activities would be wholly unsuitable for any kid. Many or most of the others would require a freakishly compliant kid for the parents to escape without busting a blood vessel. As a local it was almost laughable how different my memories were from the author's promises, or how my expectations of an event/activity/place varied from the author's. Needless to say we didn't bother using valuable baggage weight when we went back to the UK.
Expect very few success stories for 'real' kids on 'real' days.