‘How to Spot a Mum,’ by Donna Amey Bhatt, illustrated by Aura Lewis.

With Mother’s Day on the horizon, you may well be thinking about making cards and buying presents. How about getting something a little out of the ordinary this year? How about a wonderfully warm and witty book celebrating mums in all their guises?

‘How to Spot a Mum is a tongue-in-cheek tribute and ode to all mums, everywhere. Young readers and parents alike can learn all about mums, from what they are (super-humans!), to some of the special skills they have, including detecting fibs, solving mysteries and conflict resolution.

This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect ‘Spotter’s Guide’ to mums. You’ll discover that all mums are unique, and you’ll meet many different types of mum – from the Outdoorsy Mum who loves fresh air and the Chatty Mum who’s always got a story, to the Rebel Mum who never reads the instructions. You may spot yourself, or your own mum on the pages, too!’

As I read this book, I tried to decide which type of mum I was – the rebel mum? The sporty mum? The organised mum? In truth, I think I’m probably a mixture of lots of different types of mums and that’s just fine!

As well as being an excellent Mother’s Day gift, it would also make a great present for a new mum. The page about Special Mum Skills really make be laugh, and I also enjoyed reading about different parenting traditions from around the world – Finland seem particularly organised.

The candy-coloured illustrations are full of wit and represent a diverse view of mothers and motherhood.

A thoughtful gift for mums everywhere.

Library Girl.

*Many thanks to Wide Eyed Editions for sending me this title to review*

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