Mum and Dad Glue

By Kes Gray, Lee Wildish (Illus)
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Synopsis

An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce

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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 Incredibly powerful The Bookseller Understanding and honest The Bookseller 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 An excellent book aimed squarely at young children Nursery World Stunning ... resonates with empathy and poignancy Junior 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 The integrated text and child-centred artwork make this a special production Books For Keeps The artwork is engaging, the text has subtle rhythms and rhymes School Librarian Essential reading for any family going through a separation Angels & Urchins "An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. 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 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 excellent book aimed squarely at young children. Nursery World A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. Junior A touching, tender book. Angels & Urchins While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. Carousel "An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. 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 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 excellent book aimed squarely at young children. Nursery World A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. Junior A touching, tender book. Angels & Urchins While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. Carousel

Author Biography

Kes lives in Witham, Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers. Lee Wildish is a real talent heading for great success. He was picked out by Kate Skipper, the Waterstone's buyer, as someone to watch. Lee won the Red House Children's Book Award 2013, and is a New York Times bestselling artist.