Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray
  

Mum and Dad Glue

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Lee Wildish

Synopsis

Mum and Dad Glue by Kes Gray

A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This rhyming story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not. 'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's BuyerKes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Find out more about Kes at http://www.kesgray.com/ and https://twitter.com/kesgray Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Follow Lee Wildish on https://twitter.com/leewildish

Reviews

While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. * Carousel * A touching, tender book. * Angels & Urchins * A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. * Junior * An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. * Nursery World * Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. * Bookbag * An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents

. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat. * Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer * While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. * Carousel * A touching, tender book. * Angels & Urchins * A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. * Junior * An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. * Nursery World * Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. * Bookbag * An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents

. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat. * Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer * Essential reading for any family going through a separation * Angels & Urchins * The artwork is engaging, the text has subtle rhythms and rhymes * School Librarian * The integrated text and child-centred artwork make this a special production * Books For Keeps * Insightful and at times heartbreaking view of separation from a child's perspective that will offer reassurance to anyone going through this process * Evening Echo * Stunning ... resonates with empathy and poignancy * Junior * An excellent book aimed squarely at young children * Nursery World * It has the usual message that Mum and Dad still love the little boy ... but its key meaning is something more than that. This book shows how the strength to come to terms with a divorce is within the child and not dependent on the love of the parents. This is an important message for a child to learn at any age and in any circumstance * INIS * Understanding and honest * The Bookseller * Incredibly powerful * The Bookseller * While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story ... for the child facing parental breakdown, it could be a lifesaver * Carousel *

About the Author

Kes Gray

In a career spanning twenty years Kes Gray has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Kes Gray was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. Billy Bucket was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Kes Gray
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Author's Website

www.kesgray.com/

Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st October 2010

ISBN

9780340957110


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