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My parents won't stop talking!

by Hunsinger, Emma,

Format: Print Book 2022
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 6 copies
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E HUNSINGER
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Summary

A child's plans are ruined when her parents have the gall to stop to talk to the neighbors in My Parents Won't Stop Talking! , a laugh-out-loud picture book about patience by Emma Hunsinger and Tillie Walden.

It's time to go to the park, and Molly can't wait! It's going to be awesome and amazing and--

OH NO!

The neighbors have spotted her moms, and now they're talking. A lot. And everything they say is boring. Minutes feel like hours, hours feel like days, and days feel like eons . . .

Will her parents ever stop talking?!

This is a clever, irreverent take on a universal childhood dilemma, written and illustrated by two stars in the comics world.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A girl's enthusiasm for going to the park is squelched en route when she and her family are halted by the dreaded Credenzas, a chatty couple who always talks to her moms. At first, the girl tries to keep calm by reflecting on how amazing she is at waiting: "No one waits better than me. No one." Why? Her surname is Zurowski, making her last in all alphabetical situations. She's also had to sit through her brother's many ballet recitals. But patience eventually gives way to foot tapping, groaning, and a world wiped blank as all hope of going to the park is lost. Or is it? The creative team are both very accomplished in older audience realms, between Hunsinger's New Yorker cartoons and Walden's YA graphic novels, but their slightly manic art style here may prove disconcerting for some young readers. Nevertheless, it will appeal to a specific audience, and it really does accurately and humorously capture the agony and interminability of waiting, as well as the excitement of childhood compared to the predictable drone of adulthood."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Yardley Zurowski, this picture book's pink-skinned kid narrator, is eager for a family outing to the park with little brother Seth, who has brown skin, and their two moms (one brown-skinned and one white). And then it happens: the parents are intercepted by the across-the-street-neighbors, the marvelously named Credenzas, and the four grown-ups settle in for a long chat (the topics, all "BORING" to Yardley's ears, range from recipes to DIYing). The unfazed Seth is "too young to understand it's hopeless," but Yardley slowly loses it. Debut creator Hunsinger and Walden (Are You Listening?), who have a freewheeling style with both words and pictures, draw the cartoon protagonist with Keane-like eyes, a put-upon mien, and a body posture that seems almost liquid with despair as Yardley flashes back to situations such as contemplating a life caught "forever" in a black-and-white void. The moms finally wrap it up, and Yardley and Seth get their park playdate, but not before readers get to indulge in some deeply satisfying, all-too-real wallowing with an expressive character in full-throttle comic agony. Ages 3--6. Agents: (for Walden) Seth Fishman, the Gernert Co.; (for Hunsinger) Molly O'Neill, Root Literary. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction.
Patience -- Juvenile fiction.
Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Patience -- Fiction.
Neighbors -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2022
Edition First edition.
Other Titles My parents will not stop talking
Contributors Walden, Tillie, 1996- author, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
ISBN 9781250800275
1250800277
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