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Are bedtime stories getting you down? This one is sure to be your new favourite.
Follow Flocker the Flamingo as she mums her way through the day with the help of a little rosé.
Is she your spirit animal?
Nursery rhymes for today’s mum are here and they couldn’t come soon enough.
Traditional nursery rhymes are full of inappropriate content for kids yet we’ve sung them for years. This book is a fun tweak on the originals which will help you finish off a long day of parenting.
You don’t know the words but you do know the tune so sing along as if you wrote them yourself. The kids will wonder why you suddenly love reading time a little more and you’ll find yourself singing them when the kids aren’t even around.
Ring a Ring a Rosé is a children’s picture book for adults channelling Adam Mansbach’s Go the F*** to Sleep, yet PG enough to read to your little ones.
Review by Core Life Magazine
Michelle’s book, ‘Ring a Ring a Rose’ offers readers a hilarious twist on children’s nursery rhymes and was inspired by Adam Mansbach’s ‘Go The F*** To Sleep’, yet is PG enough to share with your children.
Review by Vincent Dublado from Readers’ Favorite
Review Rating: 5 Stars – Congratulations on your 5-star review!
Michelle Anderstarr writes verses with the sense of longing for a respite from the arduous vocation of motherhood. She does a good job of this in Ring a Ring a Rosé: A tweak on your favourite nursery rhymes. For tired mums who could do with a wine. In this book, she shares that secret “mom guilt” that every mother experiences in the course of dealing with their little kids, most especially during bedtime. When moms read a good story and expect their kids to go to sleep, sometimes the opposite happens when the Sandman won’t take children to Dreamland. Then moms lose that time they have to take a little sip of wine. Ms. Anderstarr channels her dream of a perfect time alone in “tweaking” popular nursery rhymes in her own version; a humorous look at how she escapes and has fun inside her imagination.
The nursery rhymes are sung to their original tunes, and they will elicit a chuckle from other moms who might find themselves having a similar sentiment. Baa Baa Black Sheep, for example, has been replaced by Baa Baa Bar Man, wherein asking for any wool has been replaced by asking if he has any wine. The selection of tweaked nursery rhymes still manages to have a wholesome touch with its added bonus of finding a character named Flocker Flamingo on each page. Ring a Ring a Rosé is a temporary, imaginative escape from the demands of modern motherhood. For all the moms who deserve a break from their demanding tasks at home, this little book is surely something every tired mother deserves.
Review by Sandy Richardson
What a fun way to take the going to bed “drag” out of it! Relax and kick back and sing some tunes.
I found your book Fun and yet relaxing, wanting to sing with a colourful experience!! I found myself looking for the little Flocker on each page.