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Saturday, May 21, 2011
What Your Parents Never Told You About Being A Mom Or Dad by Stan and Jan Berenstain
I found this 3 1/2 hour audiobook and figured I'd come across a hidden gem. A book about kids by the Berenstains! Who would know more than those folks that have created books, videos, a TV show with lots of wholesome values and fun?
What Your Parents Never Told You About Being A Mom Or Dad is full of wholesome values. It offers practical advice on raising kids and a bit of an introduction to the Berenstain's experiences in raising a family.
It's a tedious listen. Extraordinarily tedious. After the general introduction (20 minutes or so) the book gets bogged down in attempts at pithy humor, quips and puns than just don't work. I forced myself to listen to an hour and a half of the meat of this book and finally couldn't go any longer.
While full of good advice, I have to give any book that I cannot finish a one star. This thing should have been edited down to about one hour and it would have had much more impact.
Narrated by C.J. Critt and Robert Sevra who did the best the could with what they had to work with.
This audiobook can be found on Amazon.com here: What Your Parents Never Told You about Being a Mom or Dad.
Reviewed on February 20, 2009.