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My Mummy

By: Paula Metcalf & Lucy Barnard

Little Bear reckons he could travel anywhere in the world and not find a mummy as great as his. She plays and sings, kisses booboos better, cooks and gives great hugs. The best thing about her though is that she is his.

A wonderful celebration of the relationship between mother and child, told through the eyes of the child. The illustrations are warm and appealing. The text, like the plot is simple and celebratory. A nice story to curl up and share.

Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books

Published: 16 February 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Mummies, Family,

ISBN 13: 978033054570

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

What Makes My Mum Happy

By: Tania Cox and Lorette Broekstra

Let’s think about things that make mum happy. Breakfast on a tray, cuddle and play. This is a wonderful picture book that gives expression to the things that can make a mother happy. The list is varied, sometimes a little unintentionally tongue in cheek, (I understand the combination of pride, joy and exasperation when kids do things like decorate your clothes).

This is a joyful book that is perfect for anytime but perhaps especially for Mother’s Day.

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Published: 01 April 2012

Format: Hardback 24 pages

Categories: Mothers, Humour

ISBN 13: 9781742378374

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Mother Knows Best!

By: Jill Murphy

Bradley gets up and starts his day with questions and they don’t stop. ‘Can we?’ ‘Can I?’ ‘Why not?’ Gradually Mum gets worn down by his constant need for answers. Is there any way she will be able to convince Bradley that she knows best?

A fun little book for any time, perhaps especially for Mother’s Day. I certainly know as a mother that the story speaks to me, perhaps more than it would my kids. It’s possible though, that reading this will give you just a few moments peace. There is plenty of text in the story, so better suited for 3-4 year olds, or any child with a good attention span. Then again it is the sort of story that lends itself to being read out loud with loads of expression and I’m sure you will know just how to pitch Mum’s building exasperation to make it fun and believable. An silly little read.

Publisher: Puffin Books

Published: 01 March 2012

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Family, Mothers

ISBN 13: 9780141501703

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

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