Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Where's My Mummy? (Crimi & Manders)

For ages, I have been meaning to write a post about the adorable picture book Where's My Mummy?. Written by Carolyn Crimi and illustrated by John Manders, the story begins, "On a deep, dark night in a deep, dark place, Little Baby Mummy did not want to go to bed."

After darting out into the night for a final game of Hide and Shriek, Little Baby Mummy gets lost and can't find Big Mama Mummy. He encounters Bones (a skeleton creature), Glob (who looks as green and globby as you might imagine), and Drac (a vampire in vampire PJs), all of whom offer him kindly, cautionary advice about being out past bedtime.

Then Little Baby Mummy encounters... a mouse! This dreadful creature of the night scares him right back into the arms of his Big Mama Mummy, just in time to get ready for bed.

The text is great fun and the pictures are adorable (none of the "scary" creatures are too scary). Where's My Mummy? is a great book for the current Halloween season, but also a truly fun story to share with a young child any time during the year.

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