The 1, 2, 3s of adulthood differ ever so slightly from the popular grade-school primers of yesteryear inside Ross and Kathryn Petras's 1, 2, Can't Reach My Shoe. This clever counting book for the middle-aged (which the United States Census Bureau defines as age 35 and above) is perfect for readers of a certain vintage who intend to grow old gracefully--and with a sense of humor.
Featuring full-color, retro illustrations in a playful board book format, 1, 2, Can't Reach My Shoe makes an excellent, humorous gift for the more than 78.2 million baby boomers in the United States. Consider:
* 3: When they were first going out in their twenties, Thaddeus and Theresa used to have sex THREE times each day. Now that they are middle-aged, they still have sex THREE times. A year.
*<, >: Hey, those don't look like numbers! And you're right. They are not numbers. They are symbols that are used with numbers . . . and they are all over middle-aged Milton's doctor's report. "It says I should have a total cholesterol <200. I should have HDL >60. I should have LDL <129 . . ." Gee Milton, that is a lot of "more thans" and "less thans." "I know," says Milton. "I'm < thrilled!"
* 59 1/2: Today is a great day! It is Carl's FIFTY-NINTH-AND-A-HALF birthday! Carl usually wouldn't celebrate a half birthday, but this one is different. Since he has turned FIFTY-NINE-AND-A-HALF, he is getting a nice present from his Uncle Sam: his very first penalty-free IRA distribution!
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Ross and Kathryn Petras are a brother and sister writing team with numerous best-selling humor books. The have been profiled by People, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times Book Review, Good Morning America, and more. Ross resides in New Jersey and Kathryn lives nearby in New York.
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