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The premise of this book is that children need factual books as well as fiction. The fact that the book starts with the fallacy that all mums are supermums in the animal kingdom (even a human mum with a multi-coloured mohican and piercings) adds nothing to its validity. While I would not advocate a book for younger children on rejection and abandonment, the fact remains that as a work of non-fiction this book is seriously flawed. For older children, the issues surrounding less than super mums, including rejection issues, are brilliantly covered in some of the fiction by Jacqueline Wilson and others.
Unfortunately, for both the author and illustrator, the bar has been set very… Read more