Mar 23, 2016

ARC Review: FOWL LANGUAGE: Welcome to Parenting by Brian Gordon


The popular parenting webcomic featured on HuffPost, Buzzfeed, and Upworthy is now a book! The perfect gift for baby showers and for those already in the throes of parenting, Fowl Language: Welcome to Parenting is here to let you know that you're not alone. Parenting is hard and often gross. Laughing about it helps.  If you liked Toddlers Are A**holes, you'll love Fowl Language!

Parenting can be a magical journey full of bliss and wonder . . . if you're on the right meds. For the rest of us, it's another thing altogether. Fowl Language Comics takes an unvarnished look at the tedium and aggravation of parenting, while never forgetting that the reason we put up with those little jerks is that we love them so damn much. By poking fun at the daily struggles parents face, these cartoons help all of us feel less alone in our continual struggle to stay sane.

Brian Gordon, creator of Fowl Language Comics, has two small children of his own and knows well the trials and tribulations that go along with raising them. With more than eighteen years of experience in humorous illustration, writing, and cartooning, Brian's visual point of view is memorable, authentic, and instantly recognizable. From Brian: "They say 'write what you know.' Well, I don’t know much, but I do know what it’s like to be the father of two brilliant, beautiful, bat-shit-crazy kids."

Launched in July 2013, the relatable humor of Fowl Language broke out on HuffPost Parents, Pop Sugar Moms, Bored Panda, Awkward Family Photos, and countless other humor and parenting blogs. Thanks to more than 200,000 fans on social media, including Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram, it continues to grow in popularity at a rapid pace.

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Author Bio

A million years ago, Brian Gordon spent his time staying out late, hitting the clubs and eating at fancy restaurants.

And then suddenly … CHILDREN. While he loved being a dad more than anything else, he also noticed that at times, parenting can be a total crap-fest.

In the summer of 2013, Brian began drawing Fowl Language as a fun (and often profane) way to vent his frustrations. After getting laid off from his job as a greeting card artist, he decided to pursue the comic full-time. His work quickly became an Internet viral sensation, and is shared regularly by millions of people all over the world.


Rating: 4 stars!


The first thing I did after finishing Fowl Language was go on Facebook and like the Fowl Language Comics page, so it's safe to say I very much liked it. Thanks to the FB page I could continue my fun going through the cartoons, some new and some I'd seen in the book. They were still funny... 'cause they were true.


I came across this book by accident, and the first thing that came to mind was that it would be a cute gift for my cousin who just became a mom. So I hopped over to NetGalley, and got my copy. Now that I've read it, I still think it would be a fun present for new parents. But I don't think you have to be a parent to enjoy it. I'm not, and I found a lot of cartoons that made me laugh in it. How can you not when you see something like this:


... or this:


Or when you come across a cartoon that in the future could very likely be you and your child, if you ever had one. A cartoon like this:


Or a cartoon that reminds you of how things were when you were a child...


If you've ever played with a little kid, you'll appreciate this one, like I did:


And the book has lots more.

In the end...


***ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

Until next time, happy reading!



  1. This sounds great! Wonderful post xx

  2. How fun! I have someone who is due next month and this would be a cute gift for.

    1. I am of the same opinion. It has lots of fun material parents can relate to. :)


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