These ‘Toddler Poems’ Perfectly Sum Up Parenting
Howard Eisenberg’s “Adorable Scoundrels” is spot-on.

Parenting

By Caroline Bologna  03/17/2017

Toddlers have been called been called assholes, dictators and tiny drunk people. Author Howard Eisenberg calls them “adorable scoundrels.”

That’s the title of his quirky book of poems about the trials and tribulations of raising toddlers. The Adorable Scoundrels poems cover topics like tantrums, bedtime struggles and mealtime disasters.
Adorable Scoundrels by Howard Eisenberg / Illustrations by Susan Robinson

Adorable Scoundrels by Howard Eisenberg / Illustrations by Susan Robinson

Eisenberg told The Huffington Post he drew inspiration for the book from his late wife Arlene, who co-wrote the famous What To Expect books with their daughter Heidi Murkoff. Eisenberg started writing his toddler-themed poems while Arlene was working on What to Expect: The Toddler Years.

“Arlene and I usually traveled together, and she always introduced me near the start of her book tour lectures with, ‘If you’re going to have a toddler, you’ll need a sense of humor,’” Eisenberg explained. “The poems were only on index cards then, but that was my cue to come on and read half a dozen of my poems.”
Adorable Scoundrels by Howard Eisenberg / Illustrations by Susan Robinson
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