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Get Ready Mama!

4.71 (42 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.71 (42 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this lively role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn't want to get ready!





Getting Mama ready for the day can be a challenge... you'd better watch out that she doesn't sneak back into bed, try to distract you with cuddles, get breakfast all over her top, or... wait, is Mama watching TV?! Learn how to get Mama up and ready despite her mischievous delaying tactics with this essential guide to dealing with morning mayhem!





With gorgeous illustrations and playful writing, Get Ready, Mama! is the perfect way to introduce some fun into the morning routine. Little ones will delight in the cheeky role-reversal that sees a young girl doing everything she can to get her reluctant mother out of the house, while parents and carers will gain a strategy for motivating reluctant risers.





Getting ready in the morning is a mission for many families with young children, but this inventive, tongue-in-cheek story provides a fun way of speeding things along. Full of heart and humour, Get Ready, Mama! is for anyone who has heard enough of "5 more minutes".
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 255 x 245 x 10.16mm | 158.76g
  • Woolombi, Australia
  • English
  • color illustrations
  • 1922539082
  • 9781922539083
  • 1,144,098

Review quote

In this tremendously funny role reversal picture book from Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li, Mama needs all the help she can get. She even struggles to keep all her breakfast inside the bowl, opting to tip it all over herself, causing yet another change in the morning routine!

Sure to be a favourite in houses around the globe as everyone recognises that repeated phrase '5 more minutes'. Get Ready, Mama! is already a term that has caught on in this household, at least! * NZ Booklovers * "Little ones will delight in the cheeky role-reversal that sees a young girl doing everything she can to get her reluctant mother out of the house, and teachers, particularly will enjoy the twist in the tale.." * Bottom Shelf - Edu Blog * "cleverly uses role-reversal to turn the morning routine into a bonding experience for children and parents and carers, filled with giggles and relatable moments." * The Pregnancy Centre * "if you love hilarious parenting hacks, then you will love Get Ready, Mama! This role reversal parody will motive even the laziest mum. Perfect for mother's day" -- Karen Tyrell's Book Show * YouTube * "touches on putting oneself in another's shoes, mixed in with the amusement of a role reversal situation ... offers plenty of teachable moments that are such a joy to learn." * Just Kids Lit * "The writing is fresh and fun, and the story very relatable for both carers and kids.." -- Aussie Kids Books * Instagram * "very effectively uses the idea of role reversal in GET READY, MAMA!, with a child taking on a parental role. As well as making for a very fun book, this approach strikes me as a great way to encourage children to put themselves in others' shoes and consider different perspectives." -- Cam McIntosh * Book Chat * "While this book is perfect for families to share, it is also great for the classroom. I'm sure it will stimulate a lot of open and hilarious discussions about delaying tactics the children themselves, or their siblings, use.." * ReadiLearn * A funny picture book where a mum and daughter swap places one morning. This would be great to read to a child 4+ going off to kindy, or very young school children.

This is ingenious reverse psychology for young readers - pointing out some of their tricks to delay getting out the door in the morning * What book next? * "This humorous story will have both kids and parents laughing out loud as it parodies the many strategies parents use to hurry their kids along in the morning. The role reversal is perfect for discussing routines with school age children as it gives them insight into the stages of getting ready that parents need to think about while keeping the mood light and entertaining. It's also a great reminder for parents not to sweat the small stuff. Get Ready, Mama! feels like a great big morning hug when the sun isn't quite up. " * Picture Book Parents * "a fun role reversal story that sees a young girl urging mum to get ready, but mum does everything she can to delay getting dressed and having breakfast and heading out the door! The beauty of this book is that young kids will be learning a lesson without realising it because it presents the lesson in a fun, and safe way, without didacticism and is engaging for readers of all ages. " * The Book Muse * "Written with a second person point of view, the reader becomes part of the story. The child reader is sure to recognise herself - and it's just as applicable to boys. This will be a great addition to all libraries whether they be home, school, or public library." * Reading Time * "This is a fun book to read - with a lovely underlying message of love and caring.." * School Days Magazine * "This is a fun story that reverses the narrative of a parent coaxing their child to get ready for school. This picture book centres the child and has been enjoyed by my five year olds." * Love Four Learning (via Instagram) * "This is a fun story that reverses the narrative of a parent coaxing their child to get ready for school. This picture book centres the child and has been enjoyed by my five year olds." * Love Four Learning (via Instagram) * "the story is so accessible to kids and adults, and more fun than didactic, it can be used in educational settings to share your feelings and discuss routines, not getting distracted and so much more." * Reading With A Chance of Tacos * "A humorous look at what happens when it is Mama who struggles to get ready and out of the house in the morning." * @Oh Creative Day * "Get Ready, Mama!" is a fun picture book for young children. It's a sweet and humorous story of role reversal. In this story it's the little girl who is up and ready and trying to wake her Mama and get her ready for work." * Its A Librarian Life *
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About Sharon Giltrow

Sharon Giltrow has worked with children for all of her career, and is now an educator working with young children with Developmental Language Disorder.


Arielle Li has been passionate about creating art from a young age, and has been pursuing illustration as a career since 2019. She enjoys long walks at the beach, chasing her cats around the house and practising Taekwondo.
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