Reviewed by Melanie Kline

Get to Know Your Kid is a question and answer journal for a parent to share with their child. One hundred questions are posed – one per page with the rest of the page blank. There is a space for the date on each page and you basically just fill in as you go. We skipped around at random although you could easily go page by page.

I requested this book as I thought it would be a fun thing to do with my daughter and who knows, I may even learn something from the experience. I also thought that this would be a great thing for her to pass on to her own children later in life or even just read for her own amusement.

My daughter did not enjoy most of the time we spent filling out the pages of this journal. The questions vary greatly between those for the very young (magic, unicorns, superpowers, etc.) and what you would like to be when you grow up, why do we recycle, what would you do with a million dollars, etc.

I think that this is a wonderful concept and would have enjoyed the experience a lot more if all of the questions had been geared more toward my daughter’s age group. I found great amusement with some answers while others were not nearly as fun. Once a child feels that they are “grown-up”, asking about fairies only produces anger at the thought that they are still babies and made her bristle the next time I picked up the journal to ask her a question.

I would highly recommend Get to Know Your Kid to parents of small children. You can start with the easy stuff and work up to other questions as your child grows older. The book is guaranteed to cause laughter and give you insight into your child’s thoughts.

Rating: 3.5/5

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Kelley and Hall Publicity. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.