You Broke It! (Hardcover)

You Broke It! By Liana Finck, Liana Finck (Illustrator) Cover Image

You Broke It! (Hardcover)

By Liana Finck, Liana Finck (Illustrator)


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From acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck comes a clever and validating twist on parent-child dynamics.

This collection of classic parental nags are cleverly betrayed by the situations shown, in which it’s made clear that the child knows better. Each scenario is worthy of a giggle, adding a lightheartedness to the inevitable dynamics between parents and children. Cartoonist Liana Finck has created a catharsis for her own childhood memories of knowing better than authority figures, and in doing so, validates young readers with the respect and understanding they deserve.
Liana Finck is the author of Let There Be Light, Passing for Human, and Excuse Me, and a regular contributor to the New Yorker. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with MacDowell, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Willapa Bay. She has a wide and dedicated fan base, with over 600k followers on Instagram alone.
Product Details ISBN: 9780593660409
ISBN-10: 0593660404
Publisher: Rise x Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 48
Language: English
⭐ "A hilarious and heartwarming exposé of adults’ often ridiculous expectations for children." (STARRED REVIEW) – Kirkus

⭐ "New Yorker cartoonist Finck puts a new spin on the concept of clueless grown-ups in this fresh picture book." (STARRED REVIEW) – Publishers Weekly

“Kids are seen and validated for being at the receiving end of sometimes ridiculous demands from their adults; adults are comically reminded to let kids be kids.” – School Library Journal

"Liana Finck takes a slew of familiar parent-child encounters and cleverly places them in a new context." – The New York Times

“[You Broke It!] will make readers laugh out loud...Finck’s lively illustrations consist of minimalistic line drawings with one burst of muted color on each spread...[A] book that parents and children are likely to relish and remember...Both young and old will enjoy poking fun at popular admonishments, and each will perhaps leave with renewed understanding about the loving aspect of such conflicts.” – BookPage