Is Mommy? by Victoria Chang Book Review

Is Mommy? by Victoria Chang
Illustrations by Marla Frazee
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Release Date: November 3, 2015

Is Mommy tall or short?

Is Mommy fun or boring?

Is Mommy pretty or ugly?

You get the idea. Intellectually, I know this book is supposed to be funny. I understand what the author is trying to do with the children teasingly saying that mom is boring and short. For me, the humor felt a little tasteless though. I mean, this poor mom can't catch a break. Her children think she is short, ugly, boring, messy, old, mean. Of course, they love her anyway, despite all these flaws. Now, I get that they are being facetious and teasing, but me and my kids would be having a serious talk if they thought it was funny to call me these things. Kids can be mean enough as it is, let's not teach them that it is okay to make fun of mommy.