Book Reviews

Here’s a sneak peek into what readers had to say:


“I LOVED the book. I couldn’t put it down. I laughed, I agreed whole heartily, I became emotional… I really wish this book existed before I had kids. This was definitely our “what to expect” baby book. I think it will really help mothers out there like me who “failed” sleep school and the postnatal tests, to know it’s a different kind of normal.”
- Sarah Clout

”Finally a book that tells the truth about parenthood! Well written, poignant and laugh out loud funny, I could not put it down until I was finished. And weeks later I was still laughing when I remembered some of Allegra’s antics! I highly recommend this book to all parents (and would be parents!)”
- Renee Wakeling 

“I could not put this book down, even with a 8 1/2 month old baby, and laughed to tears in some parts. This book helps first time parents know they are not alone. It also helps you appreciate that maybe your baby isn’t that difficult after all. I’d recommend this book to first time parents and first time parents-to-be.”
- Sheila Villanueva

“This book is a must-read for parents, especially those feeling the stresses and anxiety that comes with having a new baby. It’s a true story of unbelievably cheeky moments, patience and unconditional love.”
- Maria Cavill

“This book nearly caused me a divorce because I refused to put it down! People who don’t know Allegra might think it’s exaggerated, but as her teacher I definitely know it’s not! The stories are not even a fraction of the drama this girl creates. She is a true diva!” 
- Alice Bacha

“I’ve had a few strange looks from people on the train and bus between the giggles and my ‘oh no she didn’t’ reactions. This book is a winner and I felt sad to finish it. I’m already telling everyone about this book.” 
– Adam Carr

“An entertaining read, even for those of us without kids! It was cute and funny and serious all at the same time.”
- Evonne Chin

“I had fun reading this book and learned a lot from the survival tips. I’ve witnessed the tantrums and diva moments. I think I will ease up on pressuring my boyfriend to give me a baby.”
– Charlotte Bajamunde

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