Reasons My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke

                                      Reasons My Kid is Crying by Greg Pembroke


Reasons My Kid is Crying is a celebration of the hugely popular Tumblr, which went viral earlier this year. It all started when father Greg Pembroke posted pictures online of his three-year-old son, mid-tantrum, alongside the reason he was crying: He had broken his bit of cheese in half (see AIBU by a three-year-old...)

Within a week the original blog had featured on countless news, radio and television websites around the world, including The Daily Mail, Buzzfeed, ABC News, Yahoo, MSN, The Huffington Post, USA Today, Good Morning America and The Today Show. As people shared the blog, a community was born, and submissions started pouring in. In one month, the blog had received over five million hits – it is predicted to reach 14.5 million visits this year.

Reasons My Kid is Crying collects together the photos sent to Greg from parents across the globe, documenting the many, completely illogical reasons why small children cry. ('I let him play on the grass' . . . 'We told him the pig says "oink" . . . 'The neighbour's dog isn’t outside'). But it is also a poignant reminder, for burned-out parents (and grandparents!) everywhere, that they're not alone, and that not all toddler tantrums are tragedies - that it is, in fact, OK to laugh at the universal, baffling logic of toddlers! You can see a picture gallery from the book here.

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