If you’re after a neat little gift book for new parents or parents-to-be, then this creation produced by Drew de Soto could be right up your alley.
Taking simplification to the next level (as the sleep-deprived recipients may not be able to focus on anything more content-rich), this fun little book is ‘a pictorial guide of those silly little moments in early years parenting’ that are instantly recognisable to those in the know, and soon will be to those who aren’t.
Terms and phrases that would ordinarily mean something different take on a whole new definition in this book. Whereas ‘weapon of mass destruction’ would usually invoke images of nuclear weapons and bombs, the pictorial equivalent in this book is a picture of a crayon. ‘Major hazard’ now applies to the corner of a kitchen table, ‘unimaginable pain’ is a lego brick, and ‘the enforcer’ is not a parent but the symbolism that comes with a Santa hat and the threat of no presents for Christmas.
This book is simply set out- an illustration on a bold coloured background features on one page, while the definition is written on a plain white background on the adjoining page- but it is sure to be a hit with anyone soon to be expecting their new bundle of joy.