Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist: 09/17/15
Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist by Tim Federle is a follow up to Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist. This volume, presented as a board book for new parents, offers some drinking tips for frazzled parents.
I know it's all in fun and games. It's certainly in the same spirit as other children's books for parents, such as Go the Fuck to Sleep and You Seriously Have to Fucking Eat by Adam Mansbach. Those types of books don't really appeal to me. Part of it is, I'm well beyond the nightly picture book reading, and I happen to like reading picture books for pleasure.
Part of my reaction certainly is to the feeling that drinking and parenting don't go together. New parents are up at all hours anyway. They are physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. Alcohol in that is a dangerous mix. I'm not saying it doesn't happen and I'm not saying that new parent's shouldn't drink, but I'm hoping that those parents have a designated parent.
So immediately there are two hits against this book:
The recipes themselves don't appeal to me either. The first book had lots (at least half of the recipes) that I wanted to try. This one looks cute but the recipes seem too forced to comply wit the nursery rhyme theme.