Thursday, July 06, 2006

Recommended title: My mum

My mum / Anthony Browne.
Doubleday or Random House, 2005.
Subjects: Mother and child -- Fiction
ISBN: 0385608217; 0552552348

Summary Note: A child describes the many wonderful things about "my Mum" who can be the boss, make anything grow, roar like a lion, be as comfy as an armchair.. and be my Mum!

Oh my God!.... Just in time for pre-sibling quality Mama and Child week at the Wo house... Miss Fancy selects this recent gift from the book aunties for reading and re-reading? Such a wonderful book, has us a bit drippy eyed around here but I am sure all our readers made of sterner stuff will not have such reactions. The killer is that at the huggy punchline my daughter throws herself at me for a cinematic quality embrace. Lovely. (Also, have to love the real life look of this Mom, no airbrushed, photoshopped Mommy like in all those run of the mill kids books! hee.)

ps... Thanks to everyone for the get well wishes. I am on the mend and regaining my strength in preparation for birth to take it all away from me again.

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Anonymous Mary P said...

Mmmma... Wallow in the stage of being the omniscient, omnipotent mum, because (says this mother of teens) it doesn't last.

Not that I'd want it to. With eight kids kicking around the house, the Empty Nest is not so much a thing to be deplored, as it is the Light at the End of the Tunnel...

1:13 p.m.  
Blogger kittenpie said...

I'm not even such a fan of Anthony Browne generally, but I liked this one. It's sweet without inducing a diabetic coma, the illustrations are, as you say, rather real and varnished, and I love the fun matching patterns in the two versions on each spread.

4:25 p.m.  

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