Thursday, December 8, 2011

What's the funniest thing you've heard on the playground?

Heard on the Playground is a website featuring funny kid quotes, and the creator of the site, Andrea Sherr, has turned those quotes into a great coffee table book called Heard on the Playground: Funny Things Kids Say.  The brutal honesty of children coupled with their innocent nature provides most of the laughs in this great book.  Today, I will be reviewing the book, and sharing a few quotes with you.  Plus, Andrea has agreed to give away a copy of the book to one of my lucky readers!  There is a giveaway at the end of the review.

From the author... "Children tell it like it is... which often leaves adults hysterical, shocked and amused. As long as it's not your child, you'll find these funny kid stories entertaining and good fun. I've taken the best stories submitted to my website, HeardonthePlayground, by parents, grandparents, teachers, relatives, and friends from across the nation. The result is a book that's like KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS on a sugar high with a little 21st century reality thrown in. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Share the laughs."

"I told my daughter that her aunt was 'playing hooky' from work and was joining us for lunch.  When my sister arrived, Shaina ran to her and gave her aunt a big hug exclaiming, 'Mommy said you were playing hooker today!'" - Shaina, age 5 - Ohio

As a parent, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  You can't go wrong with funny kid quotes - ever! If you are a regular visitor here, you know that I am not shy about telling you the hilarious things that my kid says.  This book shows just how amazing our kids really are, and it shows that being a parent, grand parent, teacher, coach or babysitter is a great job because of all the laughter it can provide.  And who doesn't need a little more joy in their life?

"My friend's daughter, Isabella, was at the grocery store with her mom.  As they passed the liquor section, Isabella pointed at the wine bottles and said loudly, "Look Mommy, there's your juice!" - Isabella, age 2 - New Jersey

If this were just a book of quotes, that would be entertaining enough, but the book is filled with funny illustrations by kids as well.  Check this one out:

It's the little things like this that make this book so sweet.  The stories come to life through the eyes of the child.  There are some future "Rembrandts" here for sure.

With chapter titles like "GROSS" "SHOCKING" and "UNCENSORED" you can imagine that this book will entertain for hours.  I recommend it for anyone who is a parent or was a child.  You won't be disappointed!

I want to thank Andrea for providing me with a copy of the book for this review and agreeing to give away a copy of her book to one of my readers.  Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.


  1. "Look Mommy, there's your juice!" that made me laugh so much!! Brilliant x

  2. Kids really are the best entertainment. Especially when they aren't our own so we don't get to embarrassed;).



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