Wednesday 26 March 2014

Make a fuss of Marvellous Mums with our Mother's Day Picture Book Roundup!

My Mummy is Magic by Dawn Richards and Jane Massey (Picture Corgi)

Sunday is your chance to celebrate marvellous mums everywhere - and what better way to do so than by snuggling up with them for a story. 

We've rounded up some of our favourites, and a few new books too so that you and your mummy can spend a lazy Sunday morning tucked up under the duvet with a cuddle and some brilliant booky goodness. 

First, there's "My Mummy is Magic" by Dawn Richards and Jane Massey (Picture Corgi), a gorgeous illustrated book that describes all the things that we find so magical about our mums - and many more besides! A lovely easy read and definitely suitable for tiddlers everywhere.

Next, a phrase that all mums (and probably a lot of dads) will be very familiar with...

"I Want My Mummy" by Tracey Corderoy and Alison Edgson (Little Tiger Press)
Tracey Corderoy and Alison Edgson usually have a children's book for every occasion, and Mother's Day is no exception. A lovely little story about a toddler who is spending the day with grandma - the first whole day away from mum. What happens when our cute bunny toddler hears the doorbell ringing at Grandma's house and goes dashing to see who it is?

Cute, fuzzy and full of lovely sentiments as we've come to expect from this talented duo.

Sticking with Alison Edgson for a moment, there's also...

Mummy's Little Sunflowers by Angela McAllister and Alison Edgson (Little Tiger Press)
"Mummy's Little Sunflowers" - with two of the cutest mice you'll ever hope to meet. Scurry and Scamp want to grow a wonderful sunflower for Mother's Day but when Scamp scoffs the seed, they embark on a journey of discovery to see if they can find some more. Sunflowers are so tall, and mice are so tiny so how will our two little furry heroes fare? Again, an extremely cute little book. Charlotte really loves Alison Edgson's animal characters.

Last but by no means least, a former "Book of the Week" from a hugely talented team...

My Mum Has X-Ray Vision by Angela McAllister and Alex T. Smith (Scholastic)
Angela McAllister teams up this time with one of our fave illustrators, Alex T. Smith, for a superhero romp with a difference. "My Mum Has X-Ray Vision" is the story of a little boy who suspects that his mum is more than a bit special, she almost seems to second-guess every move he makes. Read more about this fantastic book in our review.

However you plan to spend Mother's Day, make sure mum feels special, do the washing up, tidy your room and of course give her as many hugs as you can! She really is a superhero!