How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel: And Other Misadventures Traveling with Kids

How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel: And Other Misadventures Traveling with Kids

by Sarah Franklin
     
 

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Have you ever struggled to dislodge a nostril-bound Cheerio while navigating the interstate at 70 miles an hour? Discovered exactly how many renditions of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” it takes for you to pull the car to the side of the road and weep? Or experienced just what happens when your miniature traveling companion pulls the “manual

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Have you ever struggled to dislodge a nostril-bound Cheerio while navigating the interstate at 70 miles an hour? Discovered exactly how many renditions of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” it takes for you to pull the car to the side of the road and weep? Or experienced just what happens when your miniature traveling companion pulls the “manual override” lever on the emergency exit door of a plane? You’re not alone. We all have memories of a hideous yet hilarious family trip.

Now you can read about some that make your trip look like a vacation with the Waltons.

Edited by Sarah Franklin, How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel is an anthology of outrageous stories about the inherent misadventures that revolve around traveling with kids. Whether the trip is with newborn triplets or with moody teens, a road trip to the beach or a European vacation, each story will resonate with parents who hit the road or the tarmac with kids in tow.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Thirty-six mothers, mostly professional writers, have contributed stories of travels with children to this volume. Sometimes harrowing and sometimes heartwarming, the pieces (all but two original to this collection) range from typical family vacations to barely controlled chaos to trips planned as adventures from the start. In "From Absinthe to Zeitgeist," Adrienne St. John-Delcroix takes her teenaged daughter to Brussels, and, somehow, the two end up roaming Europe with her daughter's boyfriend. Susan Wolter Nettell writes hilariously of a 12-hour train trip with her sister and her sister's two-month-old quadruplets. These are short memories of specific journeys, without tips or generalizations, leaving readers to come to their own opinions and infer any travel advice. While each piece is delightfully entertaining, some revealing the joy of family trips, others as riveting as horror flicks, that all of the contributions are by women-and mostly work-at-home authors at that-does make the collection seem somewhat uniform; some male authors and a wider range of perspectives would have been welcome. Suitable for large public libraries.
—Erica L. Foley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580052429
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2008
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

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