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Aug 28 2011

I love you, Mummy by Catherine Vase

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Gullane Children's Books, 2011. ISBN 9781862338098.
Board book. Mummy is all of Little Elephant's favourite things . . . a woolly jumper, soft and snug; a cat's gentle purr; a juicy strawberry. While the concept of the book is quite simple and it is a complete tuck-me-in, kiss-me-goodnight story, it also has a place in kick starting a child's venture into figurative language and writing. Imagine how a mother would treasure a book written and illustrated by her child telling her she is the golden sunshine for Mother's Day, or a dad getting the same for Father's Day. And imagine the learning that would go into creating such a tome. This book has the potential to be more than a feel-good warm fuzzy.
And my mum??? You are the springboard off which I jumped, the safety net that caught me and the soft, warm quilt in which I wrapped myself.
Barbara Braxton

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