Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard {ends 2/29}

[Mommy] said that Ronald should take all the thoughts that were lingering in his head about sleep, fun, and other kid stuff and put them in a box by the bed.

Ronald said, "Even my very favorite Peter Rabbit book?"

Mommy Rabbit said, "Yes, especially Peter Rabbit. Peter Rabbit is a thief. He would not get into Harvard."

Mommy Rabbit took a gulp of her "coffee" and continued: Tomorrow when you wake up, I will have crushed all these childish desires and you will forget about them. Mommy Rabbit said this with certainty in her voice and vodka on her breath. 

This book looks like a children's picture book, but is definitely not - it's more of a parody books, appropriate for adults or teenagers, I would say. I could actually see this being a fun book for someone who is currently trying to get into college(s).

Official synopsis:
The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard book
This hilarious parody for fans of Go the F**k to Sleep and Goodnight iPad spoofs the bestselling sleep-aid picture book The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. If you loved (or hated) that book, then The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard is for you! It satirizes helicopter parents and gives parents of small children a window into what's ahead--college admissions! You can never start too early. An irresistible gift for parents who have a sense of humor.

Do you struggle with getting your child to bend to your will? Join parents all over the world who have embraced this groundbreaking book as their new nightly routine.

In this parody of
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, Ronald and Mommy Rabbit get help from Adderall Aardvark, Kollege Koach Kitty, and Admission Officer Owl, who know just how to stop all that incessant sleeping and get into Harvard, now. This lovingly panic-inducing and innovative story helps children at any age to set aside sleep and other quaint relics of youth for a much worthier goal: the Ivy League.

Make your dreams your child's dreams today!

“Yeah, that hypnotize-your-kid-to-sleep book was a success for a certain kind of slacker parent. But any truly successful parent knows that there’s no time to rest: the prep school toddler down the street has already invented a new computer language! This book is guaranteed to get your kids on the right track. Now.”--Harvard Dad, class of 2031

“Super creepy!”--Mom in Seattle

“Makes controlling your kid child’s play—or, you know, the opposite!”--Harvard Mom, class of 2032


I don't usually review "children's books" on here, but this one made me laugh, especially that line above about Peter Rabbit being a thief. (I mean, technically ... he is, I suppose ...)

The book also definitely portrays "helicopter parents" accurately, and ones that are obsessed with their children going to Ivy League schools and/or the best colleges possible - it reminded me of The Nanny Diaries in that regard.

Because this isn't a novel, I'm not giving it a star rating, but I'd recommend it for those looking for a fun read, or for a gift for a teenager (or perhaps their parents!) who are currently applying to colleges.

{Click here to purchase}

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for reviewing purposes. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.


GIVEAWAY:

I have two copies of this book to give away to my lucky readers!

Enter via the widget below. Giveaway will end on Monday, February 29th, at 11:59pm EST, and the winners will be notified the next day via email and have 24 hours to respond, or an alternate winner(s) will be chosen.

U.S. residents only, please.

Good luck!

The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard book

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