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Monday 8 April 2019

Review: I Love My Mum Because

I Love My Mum Because doubles as a fun activity book for kids and a personalised gift for mums, and it’s here just in time for Mother’s Day.

The text tells of many of the things a mum does in a general sense, for example, ‘She gives me the stars’, ‘She hides and I seek’, and ‘She tells the tooth fairy not to get lost’, while instructions in smaller text direct children to add their own personalised magic by completing drawing and writing tasks on the pages.

Each spread focuses on different tasks including drawing a picture of yourself and of your mum, writing a sentence about your mum and colouring flowers to create a bright bunch for your mum, the result when the activities are complete is a beautiful personalised gift with memories to keep such as how the child liked to draw and write at the time.

Designed with a bright, bold colour palette and decorated with colourful child-like scribbles on the endpapers. It is a nice square gift size of approximately 20 by 20 cm. I love the personalisation of this book and can’t wait to hand it over to my little one so they can gift it back to me on Mother’s Day!

Released in perfect time for Mother’s Day but could be given for a birthday, another celebration, or of course, just because.

Title: I Love My Mum Because
Author: Petra James
Illustrator: Alissa Dinallo
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia, $14.99
Publication Date: 26 March 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781760784386
For ages: 3 – 7
Type: Picture Book