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Friday Night Wrestlefest by J.F. Fox
Illustrations by: Micah Player
Age range: 3-6 Years
Inspired by WWE wrestling, Friday Night Wrestlefest is a fun, quirky and colourful book about a time of day parents know well. Never mind the Friday Night Wrestlefest, I think every family is well aware of the bedtime wrestlefest!
Who doesn’t love Friday night? School’s out, two whole days to play with your toys, it’s always an exciting night in our house with children just about ready to bounce their way upstairs and back down again. This book encapsulates the crazy family fun of that time of the week. Pizza? Check. TV & games? Check. Time for a bed… not a chance.
Using wrestling language, it takes this time of day and makes it fun and full of love. With ‘Dangerous Daddoo’ and ‘Big Bald Baby’ who knows what’s going to happen? Wrestling, tickling and massive great squishies that are bound to give your child a big giggle as they read about them.
The illustrations are fabulous. Big, bold and colourful, they fill the page and really bring the story to life. The part with the diaper of doom (all parents know this one), is wonderful and produced some belly laughs in this house as my older children are well acquainted with this scenario!
This is essentially a book about family fun, written in a way that children can engage with. I also love the fact that is the Mum coming home from work to save the day, and not the other way around, breaking down some gender norms, which is always a big win.
Friday Night Wrestlefest is ‘totally jawsome’ (to quote a phrase in the book). It’s a tongue-in-cheek children’s book that takes wrestling, lively family dynamics we all know too well and makes it a light-hearted in the story bound to make your little ones laugh.