Mother’s Day by Shirley Hughes – Book Review

Mother’s Day by Shirley Hughes – Book Review

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Mother’s Day

Author – Shirley Hughes
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 32
Released – 1st February 2018
ISBN-13 – 978-1406381719
Format – Hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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In this stunning gift edition of a classic story by Kate Greenaway-winning author, Shirley Hughes, Katy and her little brother Olly tell us about their day with Mum.

From the fun of waking Mum and Dad up in the morning, getting the bus into town with Mum or even stories all together at bedtime, this joyous tale gives readers a snapshot into a child’s day and celebrates the special bond between a mother and child.

New one review witch 2017

Mother’s Day is all about a little girl and her younger brother Olly, telling you about the enjoyable things that they do with their mum, and how their mum looks after them. From being taken to the park, to mum making them wait at the traffic lights.

It looks very old fashioned, especially with the drawings that are rough around the edges, yet colourful and nice to look at too. They remind me of the illustrations I used to see in the books I read as a little girl (early 80’s).

There are only a few words on each page, written on an off white background, so Mother’s Day would be great book for a child learning to read, or a new reader.

This is a book that I can see children being able to relate to. With Mother’s Day not far off – 11th March (UK), this would also make a lovely present that a mother could sit and read to her child.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Shirley Hughes

Shirley Hughes is the illustrator of more than two hundred children’s books and has won many prestigious awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. She is the author-illustrator of DON’T WANT TO GO! and OLLY AND ME 1 2 3. She died at her home in London on the 25th of February, 2022.

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  1. Georgia Rose says:

    I loved reading these books with my children. The illustrations are wonderful.