When Portland preschool teacher Leslie McCollom created the @PreschoolGems Twitter feed in 2010, it was because precious jewels were slipping through her fingers every day. So McCollom became a covert anthropologist in the secret world of children, and when she launched her feed with her funniest findings, her followers quickly grew to more than 160,000 followers to date! You can watch McCollom’s beautiful new book trailer below.
Preschool Gems: Love, Death, Magic, and Other Surprising Treasures from the Mouths of Babes is a collection of the most bizarre, hilarious, jaw-dropping things overheard at Leslie’s school. By turns sweet, sinister, and naively sincere, these treasure prove that kids are really just miniature people who are weirder and a lot less inhibited than their adult counterparts.
I recently received a copy of Preschool Gems myself and enjoyed flipping through the pages of hilarious preschool antics.
A couple of my personal favorites from the book are:
“I’ve been working on this paper watch for so long it can do anything.It can even make me sad.”
“Do you know where I’m going for a few months? Nowhere. Because I made a potion out of my Grandma’s shoe, and I put it in my food.”
“You’re messing up my creation and it’s going to be a disaster.”
I think this book is a perfect way for parents to wind down after a stressful day with some much needed comic relief.
I like Preschool Gems because it features drawings and quotes from kids throughout the book on their own (no extra commentary or subtitles from the author, which I think is nice).
Preschool Gems is a sweet, easy read that would make a great gift for the new parents in your life.
For more information or to order your copy visit: www.preschoolgems.com
You can also follow Preschool Gems on Twitter @PreschoolGems.