Mummy's Home!

Mummy's Home!

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Written by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor and based on his own experiences of going away from home, this comforting, wise book helps to explain why parents sometimes have to go away and shows ways to help children cope. Filled with love, and the warm, witty illustrations of rising star Emma Yarlett, this book is a soothing read-aloud with lots to explore in the pictures, and a rhythmic rhyme which is an instant bedtime hug.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 234 x 247 x 4mm | 204g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Picture Corgi
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552567272
  • 9780552567275
  • 891,924

Review quote

"Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor has based this sensitive and thoughtful book on his own and others experiences as a serving soldier and the awareness that children cope much better if they know what to expect. The book is full of love and ways to keep that love alive across the distance. The lovely illustrations by Emma Yarlett are the perfect complement and give plenty of opportunity for discussion, and for using the ideas at home. This book wraps children around with a comforting message and will be highly valued in many homes." Parents in Touch "A comforting book that will help young children cope when Mummy has to go away from the family home. From helping Mum prepare for her trip, to the fun to be had with Dad while she's away, as well as some handy tips for counting down the days until she returns, this book is full of love, warmth and affection...this book will be a great benefit to those whose parents spend time away from home...giving a voice to their experience and an opportunity for discussion. Also, an enjoyable story in its own right, about a family of aliens living in an earthly world by the sea, with a bouncy rhyming text and sumptuous colourful pages." -- Carousel Lucy Russellshow more

About Christopher Macgregor

Christopher MacGregor (Author) When Army Officer Christopher MacGregor returned from Iraq in 2007, he began writing to help not only his own two children, but the children of others. Having commanded over 100 soldiers (with over 50 children between them) he noticed the beneficial effect of saying proper goodbyes and preparing families for Daddy's absence - his first book, My Daddy's Going Away is the heartwarming, helpful, and comforting response. Emma Yarlett (Illustrator) Emma Yarlett likes to paint, draw, collage, design, write, doodle, construct, invent, splatter and sketch. In 2011 she graduated with first class honours in Illustration from University College Falmouth and began her career as a illustrator and author.show more

Review Text

"A comforting book that will help young children cope when Mummy has to go away from the family home. From helping Mum prepare for her trip, to the fun to be had with Dad while she's away, as well as some handy tips for counting down the days until she returns, this book is full of love, warmth and affection...this book will be a great benefit to those whose parents spend time away from home...giving a voice to their experience and an opportunity for discussion. Also, an enjoyable story in its own right, about a family of aliens living in an earthly world by the sea, with a bouncy rhyming text and sumptuous colourful pages."show more

Back cover copy

This reassuring read-aloud story is filled with love for mummies, daddies and their children everywhere.show more

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