I was recently sent The Playground Mafia Book by Clare Christian and Elisabeth Kent, as this months Britmums Book club book of the month. This is a small light hearted easy to read book that you can just easily dip in and out of whenever you fancy. The book is broken up into around 30 short profiles of the types of parents you may find in the school playground.
Each profile comes with a catchy title such as PTA mum, sporty dad and competitive mum and has an accompanied illustration. They also have a brief description and a few very funny handy to spot hints, such as 'when not in the playground you are likely to find them' and if they were a cocktail, builders tool or meal what would they be. At the end of each profile you get a tick box and get to collect points if you spot this type of parent in the playground and also bonus points for spotting them doing something they probably shouldn't be doing.
I found this book really light hearted and quiet funny and thankfully I did not spot myself or any of my friends in this book. I had fun reading the descriptions and trying to see if I knew someone similar, although I found most of the parents I know have little bits of lots of the profiles in them. Although I did spot a few types of parents that were similar to the many types of parents I have encountered in my many years of being in the school playground.
At the end of the book their is also a list of the different type of cocktails they have compared the parents too and recipes on how to make them. The Playground Mafia is not the kind of book that I would normally read but overall I found it very easy to read and perfect for a quick look at whilst having a cuppa, as I could dip in and out of it. This is a very light hearted look at the kind of parents you get in the school playground. If you have a child in primary school then you will be able to relate to this book and if your child is yet to start school don't worry as trust me the playground is not as crazy as this book makes out.
The Playground Mafia is available to buy online and in book stores now with a RRP of £5.99.
Disclosure I was sent this book for the purpose of this review, however all opinions are my own.