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Recommended Reading for Parents


How to do Homework Without Throwing Up - A Review

Authors: Trevor Romain
Publishers: Free Spirit
ISBN 1-57542-011-2

The reason this book was on my book shelves is probably obvious.  My young lady really couldn’t see the point of homework.  (And being totally honest, I only see the point in very small amounts of homework, and some days off altogether) but I don’t make the rules!
You know the way children often will listen to someone else but never to you!  This book is written in a way that the author is that someone else.  Each page has a cartoon and a little lesson.  For example on page eight there is a cartoon of a girl throwing a tantrum.  It says “Throwing a fit will not make your homework easier to do.  It will probably just get you grounded!”

Each page is in the same fashion and very few words. On the back cover of the book it says: “Do not read this book if you love doing homework, but if homework makes you uneasy or queasy, this book if for you. Author Trevor Romain understands how horrible homework can be.  And he knows how you can do yours without throwing up.  As you laugh along with Trevor’s jokes and cartoons, you’ll learn important homework truths, like:

  • Though it might feel good at the time, throwing a fit will not make your homework easier to do.
  • Dogs do not eat homework, especially science projects.
  • You’ll also learn valuable homework skills, like:
  • How to make a homework schedule,
  • How to get help with your homework, and
  • How to avoid TV-homework-neck.
  • So don’t avoid this book (it’s NOT your homework). Read it. Try the ideas in it.  They really work!”

Might be a nice little book for those who hate doing their homework.

Reviewed by "Fidget"


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