A Pictorial Guide of Those Silly Little Moments in Early Years Parenting. There is an art to parenting, but nobody knows what it is. All the ‘how to’ books can never prepare you for the fun that lies ahead. The Art of Parenting is a must-have for soon-to-be or new parents. It is a pictorial guide to the things only parents of little ones know, and the new ones should know. The early years of parenting are graphically pictured in humorous one-page illustrations that everyone will recognize. In a straightforward and simplistic manner, Drew de Soto captures the funny, smelly and sometimes difficult moments with new-borns and toddlers.