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Tuesday 11 June 2019

Review: Mummy Cuddle

Bestselling Australian author, Kate Mayes teams up again with illustrator, Sara Acton in the follow up book to Daddy Cuddle with this beautiful story that highlights the bond between mother and baby.

Sara’s ink and watercolour sketches depict body language and facial expressions. 

Coupled together with Kate’s story, her minimalist approach to words, creates a story that allows for imagination and interpretation by the reader, as well as highlighting that words are not always necessary to convey a message.

The story centres on one little bunny who should be fast asleep, but like most children, would rather play. Bunny tries everything to avoid going to bed and falling asleep – he doesn’t want to miss out on anything.

His mummy is there with him every step of the way; playing with his trucks, talking through bananas, reading stories, singing songs and naturally sharing lots of cuddles and snuggles – any activity that might wear little bunny out and entice him to go back to bed. This story will resonate with every mother who has ever tried to get their little one to sleep.

But who will fall asleep first?

This beautiful story is the perfect bedtime story. It showcases the nurturing aspect of Mothers and babies and the sheer joy, happiness and adoration that comes with that special bond.

Title: Mummy Cuddle
Author: Kate Mayes
Illustrator: Sara Acton
Publisher: ABC Books, $19.99
Publication Date: 18 March 2019
Format: Hardback
For ages: 0 – 2
Type: Picture Book