Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood by Liz Bankes – Book Review

Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood by Liz Bankes – Book Review

Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood

Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood
The Mr Men for Grown-Ups series

Author – Liz Bankes, Lizzie Daykin, Sarah Daykin
Illustrator – Roger Hargreaves
Publisher – Egmont
Pages – 32
Released – 3rd May 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1405291910
Format – hardback
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 3 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Mr Grumpy has always been grumpy despite how much he protests otherwise. To top it all, now he has to cope with the challenges of modern fatherhood. Does he manage to nail everything that his family expect of him?

The perfect book for anyone who has ever tried to retain a bit of themselves amongst all that parenting throws at them.

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Mr. Grumpy doesn’t think he’s a grumpy dad. He runs around after his children, taking them to parties and swimming, that is until his eldest daughter pushes his buttons because she wants what her friends have, a computer and phone at eight-years-old. When he snaps and yells about what he had in his day he realises he is grumpy and decides to do something about it.

He texts all his friends and asks them out to the pub but they are all too busy, that is until three months later when they have managed to plan a night out together.

Mr. Grumpy Nails Fatherhood is part of a series of Mr. Men & Little Misses for grown-ups. I reviewed Little Miss Busy Surviving Motherhood last week and laughed along with it and enjoyed the story. I could also nod along in agreement. This book didn’t quite live up to the Little Miss book.

The plot is essentially a father realising that times have changed and wanting to relive his youth so arranges a night out clubbing but the dads all realise they are too tired to last the night and that they prefer spending time with their families.

Having been married for nearly eighteen-years and know a lot of married couples I’ve never once met a father who felt like the solution to feeling old is to go clubbing. Buying lots of merchandise from old movies, gadgets or even a sports car/motorbike are the kinds of things I’ve seen men do.

I feel this book had potential but didn’t quite hit the mark. The artwork by Roger Hargreaves is amazing as always and there is a lot of text so worth the price if you think this would make a great gift for a man in your life or even a Secret Santa gift.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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