#1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Numeroff, author of the hugely popular children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, offers this hilarious parody of her own book for the man in your life.
If you give a man a cookie…he’s going to want milk to go with it…God forbid he should get it himself.
If You Give a Man a Cookie is a woman’s commentary about her helpless man and the chain of events that leads him on a journey from the bed to the bathroom to the couch and back to bed at nightfall.
A household name thanks to enchanting children and their caregivers a world over with her “If you give” series that started innocently with a Mouse she has now turned her talents towards making women everywhere laugh, shake their heads, and roll their eyes at a relationship dynamic many know is rife for comedy.
I can only hope that in the current climate of taking offense at everything people take a break to see the humor and enjoy the lighthearted illustrations that bring her trademark wit to laugh.
It’s the perfect take on an aspect of monogamous relationships many of us have complained about to our friends while questioning the ability of our significant others to have ever made it out of childhood and to a point where they had to feed themselves and stop relying on mom to do it (hopefully or that’s a whole other therapy session).
Numeroff knows how to play up the seemingly helplessness of men, their remarkable ability to not see how selfish/childish they’re being, the extra work and strain they put on their partners and our tendency to enable it all.
This is THE gift to buy for someone who has gotten engaged, complains about her partner 24/7 or pretty much just any woman in a relationship or who is thinking about getting into one. Think of it as a warning of what is to come if you agree to get that cookie lol.
Thank you to Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com