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Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love
     

Toddler: Real-Life Stories of Those Fickle, Irrational, Urgent, Tiny People We Love

by Jennifer Margulis
 

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These clever, succinct and poignant tales capture all the hilarity, magic and chaos of raising these complex little people. Poised between the baby’s and the child’s world, toddlers teach us to take joy in the roundness and the texture of a small yellow ball, in the comfort of a warm blanket, in the beauty of a spider web. They help us see the world

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These clever, succinct and poignant tales capture all the hilarity, magic and chaos of raising these complex little people. Poised between the baby’s and the child’s world, toddlers teach us to take joy in the roundness and the texture of a small yellow ball, in the comfort of a warm blanket, in the beauty of a spider web. They help us see the world differently with their wonderfully wacky–and occasionally surreal–interpretations of everyday objects. They exasperate us, defy us and devastate us, yet they fill us with a profound sense of awe.

Readers share in the joy a father feels when his daughter looks at him and exclaims "dada!" (and the disappointment that follows when she addresses her Sippy cup by the same name), in the struggle of a blind mother in keeping track of her very mobile two-year-old, in the frustration a mother–who is also a family doctor–feels when the potty-training advice she routinely gives to worried parents doesn’t work with her four-year-old triplets, and in the hilarious resignation of a father who comes to realize that even his bathroom time is now a family event.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580055185
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
555 KB

Meet the Author

A freelance writer, writing consultant, and photojournalist, Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., has worked on child survival and literacy projects in West Africa and spoken out against child slavery on prime-time TV in France. Her journalistic articles and nonfiction have appeared in Mothering Magazine, Exquisite Corpse, Sojourner, and Science and Children, among other magazines. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and two toddlers. Toddler is her second book.

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