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Sunday 2 May 2010

Review: Mum and Me

Released just in time for Mother’s Day last year, this charming little book is illustrated by prolific artist, Annie White, who has illustrated over fifty children’s books.

Designed for the very young, the book’s rhyming text is basic but charming, and easy on the ear. As a little girl takes us through her happiest and funnest moments, we learn that most of them are thanks to her mum.

So lovely to see a book focusing on what a child loves and appreciates about her mum, from the way she makes toast with vegemite to way she jumps in puddles and joins in all the games. She's there taking care of the everyday practical stuff as well as the fun and treasured moments - and isn't that the stuff of comforting childhood memories?

Above all else, often it's the safe, secure and comforting childhood memories that are the most fond. And Mum and Me celebrates just that.

Title: Mum and Me
Author/Illustrator: Annie White
Publisher: Hachette Children's, A$16.99RRP
Publication Date: April 2010
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780733625213
For ages: 0-4
Type: Picture Book