Kid Confidential

Kid Confidential

An Insider's Guide to Grown-ups

Book - 2012
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Let's face it: being a kid isn't easy. Compared to adults, kids are inexperienced, immobile, powerless, and short. And just as it would be irresponsible to send travelers to a strange city without a map, it would be wrong to let defenseless children loose in suburban jungles prowled by parents, teachers, and other mysterious adults, without a guide as to how the other older, but not necessarily wiser, half lives. The Young Person's Guide to Grownups explores such shocking facets of adult life as money, toys, love, appearances, and why they don't want kids to have fun. And it does it all with an accessible, tongue-in-cheek attitude that kids will love.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2012
ISBN: 9780802723536
0802723535
9780802786432
080278643X
Characteristics: 149 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Storms, Patricia

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SPL_Childrens May 10, 2012

It’s important for kids to understand adults – and that’s the purpose of this tongue-in-cheek insider’s “guide” to grown-ups, written for kids.
Let’s face it – adults have several advantages over kids. They’re bigger. They’re more experienced. They don’t have classes, teachers, homework and studying (usually). They get to make decisions … and they can embarrass their children without even trying!
How can kids get the “upper hand”?
Enter Kids Confidential. Young people can learn all there is to know about the characteristics, strange habits and mysterious behaviour of adults at home and elsewhere. They’ll learn to identify the various types and subtypes of adults, learn how they got that way, and discover “diabolical tactics and tricky strategies that will help to level the playing field between kids and adults”.
Kids will also learn the answers to puzzling questions such as “Why do adults drink coffee?”, “Why do grown-ups laugh even at jokes that don’t make any sense?”, “Why do parents always ask you “How was school today?” and “What do teachers really talk about in the teachers’ lounge?” They’ll discover the secrets and meanings of “adultspeak” - surely one of the most mysterious languages in the world.
What are some of the things that are almost certain to make adults roll their eyes, leave the room or “blow their stack”? Kid Confidential doesn’t fail to include this essential information.
Young readers will thoroughly enjoy Monte Montgomery’s hilarious, kid-empowering guide to the complex and mysterious world of adulthood. (If you’re lucky, they might even share it with the adults in their life!)

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SPL_Childrens May 10, 2012

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

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