There's a House Inside My Mummy

There's a House Inside My Mummy

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By (author) Giles Andreae, Illustrated by Vanessa Cabban

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  • Publisher: ORCHARD BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 275mm x 4mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1841210684
  • ISBN 13: 9781841210681
  • Sales rank: 521

Product description

There's a house inside my Mummy Where my little brother grows, or maybe it's my little sister No-one really knows. A gentle and tender story of a little boy waiting for his little brother or sister to arrive. Told with humour and a simple rhyming text, this is the perfect picture book for all expectant brothers and sisters!

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Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling award-winning picture books. For Orchard, these include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean, and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top selling living poet and an icon of contemporary popular culture. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire. Vanessa Cabban in an award winning artist, who has illustrated numerous books for Orchard, including the bestselling Love is a Handful of Honey and There's a House inside my Mummy, both written by Giles Andreae.

Customer reviews

By Jane 19 May 2014 5

This was my 2.5 year old daughter & my favourite book while I was pregnant. She loved it so much she wanted to recreate the scenes of cuddling my belly etc.

By mrs emma louise wilkinson 01 Sep 2012 5

i saw this in the library and hired it out, it was an imediate favourite with my 21 month old and i imediatly baught it. we read it every day and she loves it and is now understanding alot more about a baby being in mummys tummy and also that eventually it will come out and she will be a big sister. I thought she was to young to really grasp it however since reading this with her it has really sunk in.

By A book depository customer 13 Aug 2011 4

I have been reading this to my toddler regularly and it has been a hit with her. Nice rhyming verses and simple illustrations. Would recommend it to any expectant parent.

By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"As did most of the previous reviewers we bought this book when we were expecting another baby. It does help the child or toddler grasp the concept of what's going on, while at the same time, also being simply a great and entertaining story. I think our daughter enjoyed the fact that the story might have been written about her."

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The gentle story is told in rhymes from the point of view of a little boy. Bournemouth Daily Echo Beautifully written in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again. Carousel Told with humour and a simple rhyming text. A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child. Cork News When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on this subject, the one that came up time and again was this one. Parentdish This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler. Cork Evening Echo It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea... the one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's 'There's A House Inside My Mummy'. Scottish Book Trust