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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Review: Why I Love My Mummy

This is a lovely gift book for shared reading between mother and child. In creating this book, Howarth has used children’s own words to answer the statement, 'I love my mummy because…'

Each page contains a heart-warming response in a child’s voice, such as 'she helps me,' or 'she kisses me better', or 'she smells nice.' The illustrations are soft and warm, with each page depicting an animal mummy and child interacting together.

The baby animals are beautifully and realistically illustrated, showing a cheekiness and personality in their loving play with their mums.

The range of animals included is also good for prompting discussions with little ones by pointing out the different animals, such as pandas, elephants and giraffes.

This book has sentimental value for me as I have read it with all three of my children and they have all loved the closeness of reading it together and reaching out for hugs and kisses as the animals do on each page. It is a great book to keep in mind for Mother’s Day, or a gift for anytime really as most Mums will love reading this beautiful book with their child.


Title: I Love My Mummy
Author/Illustrator: Daniel Howarth
Publisher: HarperCollins, $14.99
Publication Date: 26 March 2006
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9780007228812
For ages: 2 - 5
Type: Picture Book


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