Saturday, 20 April 2013

UK Writer and Illustrator
Melanie Walsh
Living with Mum and Living with Dad
Walker Books 2013         $18.99pb           40 pages (counting flaps)
ISBN 978 1 4063 4176 8
Themes: Lift-the-flap stories/ Relationships/ Separation (of parents)

Mum and Dad don’t live together anymore so their little girl divides her time between their two homes – yellow walls for her cosy bedroom at Mum’s house and flowery wallpaper at Dad’s. This is a comforting story for very young children whose parents have separated emphasising the positive things of still being part of a larger family of aunts and uncles, grandparents and cousins and, most important, of the never-changing love both her parents feel for her.  Bold, bright pictures, very simple text and with sturdy flaps that should weather a lot of use.
Preschool to Year 2/ Ages 3-6


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