Mummy Time

By Monique James-Duncan

Illustrated by Ebony Glenn

This intimate picture book debut captures the joys – and occasional struggles – of being a stay-at-home parent.

Rollicking rhyme and playful illustrations record a day in the life of two rambunctious children and their stay-at-home mother. As fun as it is being a kid, it can be hard work being a mum. When Dad heads to his job, the joyful chaos of getting ready for the day begins. To the children, that day is a happy blur of school and playdates, singing and dancing, supermarket walks and library stops, bath time, story time, bedtime. But Mummy’s time is filled with a whole lot more – sweeping, laundry, stinky nappies– tiring work achieved with love in her eyes and care in her smiles. An authentic catalogue of precious moments in the life of an ordinary family, this warm, revealing story builds a bridge of empathy between parent and child and celebrates the value of “Mummy time.”

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781529515862
  • Published: 02 Mar 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'I love the illustrations because they are so big and beautiful and the mummy and children are so happy.' Kids Book Reviews, Books Up North

'The rhythmic and pacy text is great for reading aloud and gives a real sense of both the happy haze of the children’s world, as well as the tiring but loving work involved in busy motherhood.”' BookTrust

'Cheery, rhythmic narration and Ebony Glenn’s softly hued illustrations through which the love between mother and children shines forth in abundance.' Books for Keeps

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