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There's A House Inside My Mummy (Orchard Picturebooks) Paperback – Illustrated, 28 Mar 2002

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 6 - 11 years
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (28 Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841210684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841210681
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 0.7 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (552 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The gentle story is told in rhymes from the point of view of a little boy. (Bournemouth Daily Echo)

Beautifully written in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again. (Carousel)

Told with humour and a simple rhyming text. A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child. (Cork News)

When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on this subject, the one that came up time and again was this one. (Parentdish)

This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler. (Cork Evening Echo)

It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea... the one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's 'There's A House Inside My Mummy'. (Scottish Book Trust)

A popular book that captures the wonder and excitement of looking forward to a new member joining the family (Families Magazine)

It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea. The one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's There's a house inside my mummy (Scottish Book Trust)

This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler (Evening Echo)

When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on the subject, the one that came up time and again was this one (parentdish.co.uk)

This clever story explores a child's perspective of his mummy being pregnant. Beautifully told in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again (Carousel)

An everyday story made special by the gentle humour, simple rhyme and friendly pictures (The Independent)

A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'. (The Times)

Creates a sense of security to encourage a young child to feel involved (Junior)

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A funny and tender story about a little boy's wait for his new brother or sister.

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This book is already getting a bit dog eared as it my 2yr old's favourite. As my bump is expanding he is quite happy talking to the baby in it's house!
A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child.
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We bought this book when I was expecting my second child to help my daughter (who was coming up to 2) understand what was happening to mummy. My daughter really identified with the child in the book, and the simple rhymes were easy for her to remember at an age where repetition was very important to her. The illustrations are brilliant too, she loved playing "spot the..." with all the background details.
I was very ill during my pregnancy, so the fact that this included the mummy getting sick really helped my little girl. I loved that it was so positive. She loved the book and now, aged five, still knows it by heart and loves reading it to her little brother.
Its not technical, if they're old enough to wonder how the baby got there or how it gets out then this isn't the right book. But I'd recommend it to any toddler expecting a sibling.
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I bought this book for a friend who is expecting her second baby and I know it will make her laugh as well as explaining everything in a lovely way to her 20month old son. A wonderfully funny present to make any expectant mum smile whilst educating their child.
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Twenty month old James loved this book, full of octopuses, sharks, crabs and undersea creatures. The colourful pictures and engaging rhymes are wonderful. There is enough depth in the book to keep interest going until the book can be read by the child on their own. Probably the best book for a pre-school child we have bought.
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This book is about a lion named Leo who didn't fit in with his pride, because he just wanted to look for love and make friends with other animals in the jungle. After he was forced to leave the pride of lions, Leo did his best to help every kind of animal in the jungle, but never asked for a thing. Eventually, he became the king of animals in a different way.
The lovely colorful cover of this book will catch your eye in the bookshop. The illustrations are animated and charming as if you were in tropical Africa. From the illustrations page by page, Leo's enthusiasm and kindness are obviously an important part of the whole story. And the most brilliant drawing is the one in which Leo's friends arrive at the bank and link themselves up tail to paw to rescue him. How smart this is!
However, in this book the thing which really moves me is the moral of the story. By means of the plot, Leo's unique way of thinking and his brave deeds deserve much praise. Although he didn't identify with his pride at first, he still knew what he really wanted. Most of the time we are taught that we are supposed to do something in a particular way. If you can't get your own convictions accepted, you will follow common concepts to live your life. Nevertheless, the ending of this book offers us a distinct way of thinking, showing us we can be what we want to be, and understand the most valuable gift in the world is love. As long as we can open our minds to accept the world, we will find much love, and we can make any dreams come true, even if they are achieved in a more difficult way.
This excellent book is worth reading as a bed-time story.
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this is a lovely book which helped my 2 year old understand about our next baby - she even looked for the windows on me!!! the poem and the ideas appealed to me and my daughter - i enjoyed reading it as much as she enjoyed having it read - i am looking for more books by the same author
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My 7 year old son introduced me to this story.
He produced it at bed time for me to read to my 4 children - 9, 7, and twins 5.
The poem was so fluid and easy to read. The moral story of Love and courage, shareing and careing was so beautifully told that i was quite moved by the end.
A delightful book to be read again and again by all ages!
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This book is written in verse rather than narrative, and as such is very appealing to toddlers and young children. My three year old son loves the pictures, and knows some of the verses off by heart.

The depiction of pregnancy through a toddler's eyes is amusing and touching, and the book deals with typical scenario's such as the expectant mother being exhausted, feeling sick and having cravings.

The formation of a new baby is viewed in a positive light, with the existing child feeling content and excited about the birth. Very pleasant and useful book.
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