The absolutely hilarious book I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY BUTT is a MUST READ for anyone who needs a bright spot in their day.

Title:I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY BUTT

Subtitle: AN ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF BIG THOUGHTS FROM LITTLE KIDS

Author: MARTIN BRUCKNER

Genre: HUMOR, COMICS

Length: 224 PAGES

Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY

Release Date: APRIL 4, 2017

ISBN: 978-0-7611-8914-5

Price: $12.95 USD

Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟  

Absolutely gut-bustingly hilarious.

I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY BUTT is a collection of sayings and phrases that have come from the mouths of children.

If you are a parent or even if you aren’t, but have spent any amount of time around small children, then you are aware that sometimes kids say things that make you laugh. These sayings and phrases can be incredibly entertaining. At other times, kids say things that are so incredibly perceptive that listeners find themselves completely dumbfounded at what they hear.

Illustrator Martin Bruckner found himself amused quite often by the things his daughter said. He decided to illustrate some of her more humorous quotes and to put them together in book form as a Mother’s Day present for his wife.

That Mother’s Day present has since changed his life and launched a new brand. He now accepts orders from other people who wish to have their own children’s sayings illustrated as well as including some of them in this book.

Humor books are too often short and can sometimes be comprised of less than 100 pages. I was happy to find that this book is much more substantial, having 224 pages of quotes and illustrations.

Some of my favorite quotes are:

“Volcanoes are the Earth’s butt. That’s how the Earth gets the gas out.”

“I’m not done being bad yet.”

“I can’t have milk. I’m black toast and tolerant.”

And

“My dinner tummy is full, but my dessert tummy is waiting.”

But, it is not just the quotes that make this book so funny, it is also the accompanying illustrations that take the quotes to new heights of laughability.

So, if you need a good chuckle, or if you need a gift for an upcoming event, or if you just want to put a smile on someone’s face, buy this book. Anyone who does not find at least a few of the included illustrations and quotes to laugh it just isn’t human.

I rate this book as 5 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: 

Martin Bruckner is an illustrator whose now 4 year old daughter inspired him to create his new brand: SpaghettiToes.

In fact, the name came about one night when Martin, his wife and daughter (who was 2 at the time) were having dinner together. His wife turned to their daughter and said, ” Please don’t put spaghetti between your toes.” And in that instant their new brand was born.

You can shop at his wife’s shop on ETSY where along with her own creations, she also sells SpaghettiToes artwork and even takes requests for custom orders.

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STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY by Photographer Kate T. Parker is a feast for both the eyes and the soul – COMING SOON 


Title: STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY

Subtitle: A CELEBRATION OF GIRLS BEING THEMSELVES 

Author: KATE T. PARKER   

Genre: Photography, Inspirational, Women’s Issues, Gender Stereotypes 

Length: 257 PAGES 

Release Date: MARCH 7, 2017 

Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING COMPANY 

ISBN: 978-1523500680

Suggested Retail Price: $30 USD / $45 CDN 

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

MY REVIEW: 

http://youtu.be/MnL7GR6mj04

STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY is a book filled with photographs of girls being themselves.

There is no air-brushing here and no staged photos. Photographer Kate T. Parker started this project by taking photographs of her two daughters. She “wanted to showcase her girls as they are … loud, messy, silly, fearless, independent, confident and fierce. Through her images she wanted to combat the messages the media sends to women and girls: that beauty is a hairstyle, a certain size or an outfit. Kate’s goal was to show that true beauty is in being yourself 100%.”


She has included pictures of children and teens who are just being themselves and each of whom is confident in their appearance. There are pictures of girls of different races and even pictures of girls who have physical challenges such as being confined to a wheelchair. I love that she included disabled girls since you rarely see photographs of these girls in mainstream media. Included with each picture is a quote from that specific girl. These quotes are raw and unpolished and 100% real and I love that they have been included. It definitely adds authenticity to the photographs and to the core message of the book. 

The one thing that disappointed me about this book was that almost every girl whose picture was included was either skinny or average sized. I only saw one picture of a girl who was a bit overweight. I think that any book that purports to celebrate girls “as they really are” should also include girls who are overweight yet who are still confident in their appearance. I was very disappointed that these girls seem to have been overlooked. 
Despite the omission of overweight girls, I think this book is a triumph. It is something that every parent who has a female child should own and should be prominently displayed on their coffee tables where both the parent and the child can look at it frequently. 

What better gift can you give to your daughter than proof that they can be and do anything and that they need not look a certain way to be beautiful. This is a wonderful book with an inspiring message. I rate STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY as 4 out of 5 Stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hopefully the author/photographer will add pictures of girls who are overweight before the publication date. If that is done, my rating would change to 5 out of 5 Stars.

* I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley

Pre-Order your copy now by clicking on one of the following links: 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

The following description was copied directly from Kate T. Parker’s website.



Hello! I am Kate. I am a commercial and fine art photographer based in Atlanta. I am also a lucky mom to two amazing girls.

I started on the agency side of things as a producer/video editor which offers a unique perspective for my commercial clients. I love this job. A lot.

My personal work has been featured in galleries internationally.

I also speak on the subjects of photography and women’s issues.

“Strong is the New Pretty” is soon to be a book with Workman Publishing. Coming 2017!

Diet Sunkist, the Foo Fighters, Crossfit, running, golden retrievers, Bravo reality TV, Netflix, inappropriate laughter, sneaker shopping, and sleeping in on the weekends all keep me sane and happy when not shooting.

Partial Client List – Sprout Network, Oxygen Network, NFL, Verizon, American Standard, Staybridge Suites, Shutterfly, Athleta, Girls on the Run, Kellogg’s, NBC Universal.

Awards/Accolades: Critical Mass Top 50, 2015, Mason Murer Gallery, PDN Photo Annual Select Winner, 2015, Under My Roof, 2014, Top 10 Family Photographer in the World, 2015, One to Watch Atlanta Celebrates Photography, 2015, Passion for Freedom UK Show, 2015, Happiest Instagram Feeds, 2015.

To learn more about photographer Kate T. Parker visit the following links:

http://www.katetparkerphotography.com/

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