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Parenting Is Weird

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This was a really fun graphic novel to read. We saw these characters go on some wild adventures together, and many times they took an unexpected turn. Each comic put a clever spin on the trials and tribulations of parenting, and made found a way to make me laugh. I think most parents will have a great time reading this book.
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I can’t imagine many parents haven’t seen Litterbox Comics on social media and therefore will know exactly what to expect from this collection already!

For those new to the Litterbox, Chesca Hause creates comic strips that take a humorous and very perceptive look at parenting via the medium of an anthropomorphic cat family: mum, dad and two young sons.

Her comics are aesthetically pleasing, with bright colours and distinctive, immediately recognisable characters and her writing is witty and utterly relatable. Funny pop culture references also abound, as the feline parents are proud nerdy geeks (or should that be geeky nerds?!).

As a follower of the comic on Facebook, I had already seen many of the comics included in this first paper-copy collection but I love them so much that I would buy this anyway just to have them to keep. And it’s nice to get the pages of explanation and bonus details from Chesca/Fran between the sections. Oh, and the flipbook aspect is super cute!

This makes the ideal gift for fans and/or new parents (seasoned parents are likely to already fall into that first category!), especially for the festive season… who wouldn’t want to fill their Christmas stockings with the contents of the Litterbox?!
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Hause captures the ridiculous and the tender side of parenting in this collection of cartoons on family life.
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So funny and relatable, and I love the colorful animal artwork (and all the pop culture references). I had already read all of these comics via the author's Facebook page, but I still enjoyed seeing them collected in the book. Plus, there are a few fun little extras, like the flipbook pages and the "scrapbook" comics.
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Ebook receives for free through NetGalley

I already followed the creator on instagram so when I saw they came out with a book I jumped onto NetGalley to see if it was available. It was perfect (although I’d read the all before) and am so glad I got to read through them again. 

If you haven’t come across them before you’re in for a perfect treat whether you’re a parent or not.
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If you have ever dealt with poopy diapers, picky eaters, cranky toddlers, or any other mortifying moments that come with being a parent, you're sure to love this collection of toons known on the webs as Litterbox Comics. This family of four will charm you, and maybe even remind you a bit of your own experiences. I enjoyed these cartoons in a been-there-done-that-glad-it's-over-but-wouldn't-have-missed-it-for-the-world kind of way. A very funny collection, and highly recommended.
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I have seen the author's work previously online. Although not a regular follower, I was familiar with the style of the comic panels and liked the sense of humour.
This book contained all the panels that I had not seen earlier, which is always a treat. The author begins with an introduction about herself and her husband. Their background puts some of the other events that occur within the pages in perspective.
These comics are about a family with two children and their own daily ups and downs. The anthropomorphic cat identities give rise to some jokes which lean more toward the animal side than the parenting side but are funny nonetheless.
The art and expressions of the cats are some of my favourite parts of this collection. 
Given that it is a simple premise with equally simple execution, the review for it does not need to go into further details to confirm how entertaining it is and to recommend it to anyone who finds the concept interesting.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.
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A big thanks to NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

The troubles of parenting combined with the cuteness of cats? What can possibly go wrong?

Parenting is Weird by Chesca Hause is a graphic novel that combines the calamities of parenting with the chaotic cuteness of kittens, Litterbox   Tails from the Litterbox  presents the family foibles we can all relate to. A hilariously honest comic collection that explores all things parenting, from stepping out of the hospital for the first time to losing a kid in the grocery store, except everyone is cats.

This was a fun read, and acted as a great buffer between the end of a chunky fantasy book, and the next. Give it a try, why don't you?
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Parenting Is Weird is a hilarious and completely relatable graphic novel for parents with children of all ages.  Filled with laugh out loud moments this book is the perfect addition to all adult graphic novel collections.
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This was fun. It wasn't as disjointed as other comic collections because some of the stories had actual little plots. It might just be me but even if you're making a graphic novel/comic even if it's based on your previous work... why not build on it and create a story with a dedicated plot? It was an okay read, better than some others that follow a similar concept.
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This was such a cute graphic novel! I really enjoyed reading about all the antics of the family. The art style is super cute too.
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**ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review**

Parenting Is Weird by Chesca Hause was a colorful and funny comic collection about the struggles of new parenting. The family is drawn as cats, but otherwise, this follows normal human, crazy parenting experiences which are very amusing when you're not living them. ;-) The artwork was great, the timing was great, the scenarios were very relatable, or if not, than enjoyable to read about. I have no notes for this, would recommend.
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If you're not already familiar with Litterbox Comics, it's a hilarious cat family comic series featuring adventures inspired by real stories. 

This book is a collection of several existing comics, together with extras, goodies and notes from the author. A short, entertaining, laugh-out-loud read!

I've received an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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I love these! I originally would read this web comic on Webtoon. I love that they are publishing these web comics. 

This is a very real, and unapologetic look into parenting. I'm not a parent myself but I can only imagine what it is going to be like. This had me dying laughing. 
Great, short funny read. I definitely would recommend buying a physical copy because the author included some animated pages that didn't work on screen because of page turning. 
 Thank you NetGalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing.
This title is available 9/19/23!!

Will post review on my instagram.
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Cute, funny, wholesome, and loveable Artstyle. I had a good couple laughs with this one. Don't have kids but I got younger siblings and most of these are totally relatable.
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This was awesome. Not surprising since I love the Litterbox Instagram too.

There were definitely some comics that I recognized, but there were also all the extra stuff (liked the intros a lot) too which was cool.

And, of course, the straight up unapologetic nerdiness was so much fun.
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Very funny with lovely drawings. 
I don’t regularly read graphic novels or comic books but I have seen these online and looked forward to reading the whole book. 
The jokes had me laughing out loud at times and though I am not a parent I could still see the humour in the situations and that they are likely very familiar to parents reading this. 
The cartoon style is consistent throughout and reflects the characters well showing the different characteristics of each one. 
Highly recommend, very funny.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.
I have a total of zero children, but I still found this comic very entertaining and relatible. It reminds me of texts I get from my parent friends and it's just fun seeing them illustrations
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I made a mistake downloading this, because this was just very much not my thing. Nothing wrong with it, just faaar outside of my realm of interest. I did download it, because I was hoping the cat cartoons would be cute, but I didn't find them particularly funny or refreshing.
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I am recommending this to all my parent friends. It was so cathartic and hilarious. Absolutely so real. I felt seen.

Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for this arc.

Put this in all your baby shower baskets
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