Missing Mummy

Missing Mummy

[a Book About Bereavement]

Book - 2011
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Some time ago we said goodbye to Mummy. I am not sure where she has gone. Written and illustrated by a new talent in children's picture books, this extraordinary book deals with the loss of a parent from a child's point of view. Perfectly pitched text and evocative artwork explore the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger to guilt and from sadness to bewilderment. And importantly, the book also focuses on the positive - the recognition that the child is still part of a family, and that his memories of his mother are to be treasured. Beautifully illustrated with moments of wonderful warmth and the gentlest humour, this is a touching, honest and helpful book that approaches a difficult subject with great integrity.
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's, 2011.
ISBN: 9780230749511
Branch Call Number: J 155. 937 COB
Characteristics: [26] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.


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Aug 29, 2014

Very touching book and written very well. Great illustrations . This is a story about the loss of a mother from the child's point of view , heartfelt story that explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience , from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment . Tugs at the heart for sure .

Jul 04, 2013

I got choked up reading this book about a very young child missing his mother and experiencing the classic emotions children do -- wondering if he had anything to do with her disappearance, wondering whether she'd be back, and why she didn't take all her clothes or pick up the flowers they left for her.

Kirbs Apr 18, 2012

This book is really, really good. Simple. Direct. And very moving. "A book about bereavement," though accurate, is somewhat limiting. Deserves a wider readership.

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