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Apr 29 2019

Thanks, Mum! by Matt Cosgrove

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Scholastic, 2019, ISBN: 9781760664039.
(Age: 3-6) Matt Cosgrove's new amusing picture book expresses thanks for the many ways mothers help their children. He uses a simple rhyming style with the refrain of 'Just call-shout-howl or sing MUM!'
When little red fox has misplaced his shoe in a rather messy bedroom, Mum is there to solve his problem. Young tiger needs a big push and his mother steps in to send him 'high in the sky.' A kiss from mama hippo helps her youngster after a skateboard accident. Each scenario is easily recognizable, and events around the house, yard and playground all need a mother to watch, help and guide the child. Cosgrove adds a dash of humour as well, especially when little elephant needs a new roll of toilet paper to help his sticky situation. With a special celebration in May, take time to cheer and say 'I love you and thank you to your Mum'.
Bright colour digital illustrations with cute animal characters and scenes that families will relate to make 'Thanks, Mum!' a picture book perfect for sharing. Themes: Mothers, Parent and child, Gratitude.
Rhyllis Bignell

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