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ABANDONED - I LOVE MY MUMMY MIDI GIFT EDITION Hardcover – 3 February 2011
About the Author
Emma was brought up in Guildford, Surrey, in a family of artists. As a child she loved the work of Peter Firmin, John Burningham and Gerald Rose, and from as far back as she can remember she wanted to be an illustrator. Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central Saint Martin's School of Art and has worked in advertising, editorial and book illustration. The I Love You range has sold over 750,000 copies and I Love My Mummy won the Book Trust Early Years Award. Emma lives in Surrey with her husband and two children and their terrier cross, Buzz, who keeps her fit and provides inspiration. The family likes to spend any spare time in North Cornwall, surfing and walking in all weathers.
- Publisher : Orchard Books; Midi Gift edition (3 February 2011)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 32 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1408311674
- ISBN-13 : 978-1408311677
- Dimensions : 20 x 14 x 4 cm
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'I love my daddy' is a great book which my daughter and I enjoy reading. Like most dads, the book seems to be written about my own personal exploits - sneaky snacks, fun in the park, shoulder rides...it's a fun book that reminds us of the good times we have together, and it is still a regular read.
Unfortunately, 'I love my mummy' seems to revel in the same style of stereotypical parenting - mummy is great because she wipes my bum, washes my face etc. Whilst the book is still nicely illustrated, it doesn't seem to have the charm or appeal of the 'daddy' book, and isn't really as appreciated by mother or child. As it is, they've decided to stick with 'Where the wild mums are' as being more reflective of modern mothering!
Another slight note - the 'I love my daddy' board book which I have is nicely bound with a semi-padded front cover. This variant is just a straight forward board book, two-thirds of the size.
The problem is when the Mummy and Daddy versions are put side by side. Daddy does all the fun stuff, Mummy does the shopping, keeps the baby quiet and all the hard work.
Other books will show a more balanced version of events.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 October 2020