Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I Love Mum by Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)


I Love Mum

Written by Joanna Walsh

Illustrated by Judi Abbot

Published by Simon and Schuster Children's Books

Mild panic set in when this book arrived on the doorstep. Usually we see a plethora of "I Love Mum" style books around Mother's Day, so I rushed to quickly check the calendar to make sure I hadn't missed anything (It's Sunday March 30th just in case you were wondering).

So as a present idea, books are definitely worthwhile - and this book in particular captures perfectly what we all already know. Mums are fantastic, multi-talented, multi-tasking, wondrous and lovely. Well worth celebrating at any time of year.

Joanna Walsh and Judi Abbot (the talented pair behind "The Perfect Hug" and "The Perfect Kiss" - which are also very cuddly books!) have teamed up to describe just why our mums are so special. All the things they do for us, and all the wonderful ways that our lives are enhanced by our marvellous mums. Charlotte really loved the book and the animal characters, one to cuddle up with when it's mummy's bed time and story time.

Charlotte's best bit: Mummies always know how to kiss it better when we stumble or fall.

Daddy's Favourite bit: A lovely cuddly book, a great idea for an early Mother's Day pressie!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

2 comments :

  1. Read this when wifeys press copy arrived and I wasn't enormously impressed. The flow of words was quite awkward to read to our 5 year old. Perhaps I've been reading too much Dr Seuss recently but it was a bit of struggle.

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  2. I love Joanna and Judi's work, and this has a feelgood factor about it. Hearing you on the rhymes though - in fact we're getting seriously picky with rhyming books if they don't flow properly (Seuss nails it, Julia Donaldson does, but some books we review have you falling over your own tongue when you're reading them aloud, don't they?)

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