Kids driving you up the wall? Need a light-hearted book to escape into? One that can offer real actionable advice in the form of a wine recommendation for your very situation? Read on to find out what I thought of W(h)ine – 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child’s Behavior by Jennifer Todryk.

Kids driving you up the wall? Need a light-hearted book to escape into? One that can offer a wine recommendation for your very situation? Read on ...

 

Description (From Netgalley)

This isn’t your ordinary wine pairing book–this is wine pairing for the weary parent!

Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We’ve got the perfect rosé for your sanity. Did your son just have a  meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We’ve got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child’s math homework left you in a state of total depression? Try a Syrah to get you out of that funk.

Whine includes fifty perfect pairings to match your child’s perfectly rotten behavior! You’ll also discover the best ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew (hint: use a shoe). As a bonus, each wine featured in the book comes with a sticker, so every time you sample a wine to match a rotten behavior, go ahead and add it to the Periodic Table of W(h)ine that folds out of the book. The sticker groupings will help you determine if your child has behavior problems, attitude problems, or just plain bad DNA!

So whether you like your “juice” from the glass, the bottle, or the box, this is the perfect book to wine your way through the joys of day-to-day parenting.

My Thoughts

A really fun little book, this one is perfect for any wine loving parent.

I love my kids more than life itself but there are times (several a day) when their behaviour is somewhat less than perfect (god awful) and I find myself really looking forward to a glass of wine. If you’re a mother (or father for that matter) and you like wine then this book is for you. Forget matching your wine to your food (because lets face it, when your in need of a glass of wine, food rarely comes into it), this book will carefully select the perfect wine to match your little darlings’ behaviour.

Written in a very funny, tongue in cheek and relatable manner this book would make an excellent gift for any mum friends you have.

I’d give W(h)ine 4 stars.

Although this is my first book review on this site, I did used to write quite a lot of reviews (back when I had more time to actually read) and developed a rating system that not only helped me decide how to rate a book but also explain to readers how I reached that rating. I find all too often that people give our 4 and 5 star reviews at the drop of a hat and it doesn’t really mean a great deal. I wanted to be a little clearer.
My Rating System:
1 star: I will never post a 1 star review because this means it was so bad I couldn’t finish it, and I don’t won’t publicly rate a book I haven’t read all the way through.
2 stars: I may have liked the story but it was badly written or it may have been a boring story well written. Something about it kept me reading but I didn’t particularly enjoy it.
3 stars: A good, enjoyable read. If the description appeals to you I’d recommend reading it.
4 stars: A really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed and may even read again and/or gift to others. I will want to read other books by the same author. Highly recommend.
5 stars: Reserved for books that blew me away and whose characters I can’t get out of my head. These are books that I will definitely read again, possibly several times. If I read an e-book version I may even have to go buy a hard copy for my shelves. Why are you still here? Go read this book right now.
*Disclaimer. I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own in accordance with my disclosure policy. This post also contains a amazon affiliate links, if you were to purchase through this link I may make a small commission but the price you pay would not be affected.
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21 thoughts on “Book Review: W(h)ine – 50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child’s Rotten Behaviour

  1. Looks like I just found a great Christmas present idea for my friends with small children! 😀 #familyfunlinky
    Eva Katona recently posted…Children’s Discovery Museum In San Jose ReviewMy Profile

    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 10:00 am
    1. I think it would make the perfect Christmas present x

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 2:23 pm
  2. This is an awesome book idea. Great for new mums! #familyfunlinky
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    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 11:20 am
    1. Ha ha, definitely!

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:15 am
  3. It certainly sounds like a funny little read for us parents when we are stressed out. I’d read it:)

    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 12:27 pm
    1. It’s a genius idea x

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:19 am
  4. I think I would like this book. Catchy little title.

    #familyfun

    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    1. It’s inspired 😂

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:24 am
  5. #FamilyFun ohh this does look like a good book for a chrimbo pressie?
    fridgesays recently posted…Tears are words the heart can’t sayMy Profile

    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    1. Definitely! x

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:24 am
  6. This sounds hilarious! I can totally see giving this as a gift (perhaps with a bottle of wine) to many of my mom friends. Pinned.
    Mother of 3 recently posted…My Favorite Teachers from My School DaysMy Profile

    Posted on 11 September, 2017 at 10:58 pm
    1. I’m pretty sure it will very well received!

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:33 am
  7. Oh I love the sound of this book! Think I could add some moments for teens too! Oh and you five star reasons – love! That feeling when you just can not forget a book. You need to write a post including your five star rating books #FamilyFun
    justsayingmum recently posted…Oh, Hello, Bikini!My Profile

    Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 8:11 am
    1. Thank you. That’s a good idea 😊

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 11:39 am
  8. this is a great idea. maybe I’ll do a bourbon one. I also wish i had more time for reading nowadays #familyfun
    jeremy@thirstydaddy recently posted…We’ve All Got SecretsMy Profile

    Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 1:45 pm
    1. Good idea! I know what you mean, I’ve been making a really effort this past month to fit in at least ten minutes a day. Gone are the days of being able to sit and read a book in one sitting!

      Posted on 12 September, 2017 at 2:22 pm
  9. Seems like a must have for all parents, especially it would seem parents of toddlers or older 🙂 #familyfunlinky
    Steph D recently posted…Into Toddlerhood we Go- The Joys of Walking, Tantrums and Too Many Cups of Tea!!My Profile

    Posted on 13 September, 2017 at 8:03 pm
  10. This sounds like a good coffee table read! Will have a look for gifts for sure as I’m currently still working through A Song of Ice and Fire series (5 amazing stars!) #familyfunlinky

    Posted on 13 September, 2017 at 9:14 pm
  11. OMG, I MUST get my hands on this one. It sounds like a fun read… while sitting with a glass of wine of course when the kids are in bed…
    #coolmumclub

    Posted on 14 September, 2017 at 3:16 pm
  12. This looks like the type of thing I’d buy as a Christmas gift – I love a novelty book!

    Thanks for the review and for sharing with #coolmumclub
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    Posted on 14 September, 2017 at 7:47 pm
  13. So getting this book as a Christmas present for my sister-in-law! Thanks for the review!

    Posted on 18 September, 2017 at 5:38 pm