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Monday 1 April 2019

Review: There’s Only One Mum Like You

There’s Only One Mum Like You is a beautiful tribute to mums for all they do, with heart-melting watercolour illustrations and text so delightful it feels like a big hug.

The story explores the many ways mums teach, care, love and protect their little ones. From crafts in the cosy lounge room to singing in the rain, we see mothers and their children in situations which feel relatable.

Each illustrated scene shows different creatures such as bears, butterflies, otters and giraffes. My favourite features a little yellow octopus with a bandaged tentacle and a tear in its eye, smiling in its mother’s embrace. Stunning artwork with bright colours, soft textures and sweet details like the creatures’ faces and clothing patterns create captivating scenes which work in perfect unity with the text.

This is a quality publication with a beautiful cover finish, thick strong pages and a message of love for mums, perfect for reading time and time again and for displaying in prominent places. Affirm Press have released it in perfect time for Mother’s Day—it’s number one on my recommendation list as it makes the perfect gift.

Jess Racklyeft is the illustrator of many titles including Merry Everything, The Year of the Dog and the award-winning Smile Cry. There’s only One Mum Like You is her first author illustrated title and I hope it’s the first of many.

Title: There’s Only One Mum Like You
Author/Illustrator: Jess Racklyeft
Publisher: Affirm Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 26 March 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781925712902
For ages: 2 – 6
Type: Picture Book