Mum, Me and the Mulberry Tree

By Tanya Rosie

Illustrated by Chuck Groenink

A tender, warm-hearted picture book brimming with the love, energy and anticipation of having a special day with someone you love.

Will there be many and will they be ripe? Mum whispers, "Just wait and see." As the sun starts to rise, a mother and daughter head out, hand in hand, on their annual outing together. A special tradition, just the two of them. They’re leaving the town behind and going to the wild fields, where their mulberry tree is waiting. There’s juice on their hands and stains on their shirts as they collect berries and share a picnic; then it's home to savour crumbly, sticky slices of fresh mulberry pie... Brought to life by Chuck Groenink’s soft and vivid illustrations, this is a deeply resonant story, warm with the joy of tradition and the sweetness of moments spent with people we love.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781529513295
  • Published: 02 Mar 2023
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 260 x 215 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'This joyfully poetic read is supported by warm, detailed illustrations.' Book Gift Blogger

'With its lulling, looping rhymes and softly muted palette, this adorable picture-book account of a mother-daughter trip to gather mulberries evokes the sweet immediacy of small childhood rituals – and the loving memories they lay down for a lifetime.' Guardian

'Tanya Rosie’s lyrical text is a delight to read aloud and the calming nature of her writing makes the book an ideal bedtime share.[…] Warmth radiates from Chuck Groenink’s illustrations.' Red Reading Hub

'A tender and beautiful book brimming with the love and anticipation of sharing a special day with someone you care about. This story is brought to life by soft and vivid illustrations.' Reading Matters Guide 2023

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