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My Mum's Growing Down

Written by Laura Dockrill

Illustrated by David Tazzyman

My Mum's Growing Down Synopsis

She says 'I've worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!' As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress, She's dangling from the banister with her head upside-down! Does your Mum do this? Help! My Mum's growing DOWN! Mum is a gamer, a party animal and a free spirit making life hard work for her nine year old son. These poems are a glimpse into their parent child relationship; their antics and adventures. The poems are bold, brave, funny and some - very moving. This collection shows just how funny, rude and naughty mums can be! It's Dahl meets Dr Seuss meets Colin McNaughton with a sprinkling of Absolutely Fabulous.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571335060
Publication date: 3rd August 2017
Author: Laura Dockrill
Illustrator: David Tazzyman
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 160 pages

About Laura Dockrill

Laura Dockrill is an English performance poet, author/illustrator and short story writer. Laura was born and grew up in Brixton. She is the author of the Darcy Burdock series and a YA novel, Lorali as well as a number of adult poetry collections. My Mum's Growing Down is her first poetry collection for children. David Tazzyman lives near Leicester with his partner and three sons. He likes drawing a lot. He illustrated the bestselling and multiple award-winning Mr Gum series, and Waterstone's bestselling picture book You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus.

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