I will spare you the gross imagery of G is for Gross (except for that cover, sorry), but I am talking about it in case you have a very, very, very (did I say very?) warped sense of humor. Greg Paprocki’s board book is probably best for adults as we cover some of the grossest things in the alphabet. We get vomit, dirty diapers, “ew” (see birds above), and a fart. We even get toxic (for tricky X; toXic is how it is presented). There are even intestines in a slightly more than slightly queasy skeleton.
You see, this book is GROSS. All the way from page one to page the last. I mean, I like humor, and I can even get behind algae and boogers, but those toenails? Or that hairball? Nope. No thank you! And as said, vomit? Yeah. Let me think about it. No. But if this is your thing, then go for it. I read it via an online reader copy, but I will not be looking for a copy of it in July 2023 when it comes out.
But on a nice note, I am going to let you know about My Sister Is Super! (A Hello!Lucky Book) and My Brother Is the Best! (a Hello!lucky Book) by Hello!lucky, Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle. These two board books are a bit stereotypical with what each sibling is best at (sisters are a bit softer; brothers a bit more active) but not in a negative way. The artwork is sweet, simple, can be considered overly adorable, and good for the toddler. You can get G is for Gross for yourself, and a sibling book for the child (though you will have to wait until late August 2023 for them). But in the meantime, there are books for moms, dads, and grandparents, as well as a few others.