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  • Hodder Children's Books

Mum's the Word

Timothy Knapman, Jamie Littler

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Early Years, Interest age: from c 3 years, Mother’s Day, Fiction, Picture books


A little puppy with a big heart expresses his love for his mum in this adorable rhyming story. The perfect Mother's Day, new mum or baby shower gift.

An adorable rhyming story, celebrating the special relationship between mother and child.

One little puppy is off on a mission to find a special word. It feels like a cuddle. It's as warm as goodnight kiss. And it begins with an 'M'...

What could it be? Mum of course!

This charming picture book will make the perfect Mother's Day, new mum or baby shower gift.

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Praise for Mum's the Word

  • Playful mix of explosive colours and chalky outlines. - Publishers Weekly

  • A beautiful book that will appeal to a wide range of ages. Younger children will enjoy the pace and rhyme as well as the very accessible illustrations; older children will appreciate and relate to the concept; and adults will be reminded of their own little ones and their boundless energy and enthusiasm. Just gorgeous! - Rhino Reads

  • It's gorgeously illustrated and nicely bound and your little one will not be able to get enough of it. It makes fantastic Mother's Day present. - Amazon Reviewer

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Timothy Knapman

Timothy Knapman studied history at Oxford. Since then he has spent his time writing plays, musicals, songs, operas and children's books. His books include the bestselling DINOSAURS IN THE SUPERMARKET and MUNGO AND THE PICTURE BOOK PIRATES. They have been translated into 15 languages and have been read on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Visit his website at and follow him on Twitter @TimothyKnapman.

Kelly Canby was born in London, but has lived in Australia since she was three. With a Bachelor of Art (Design & Illustration) from Curtin University, Western Australia, Kelly has been scribbling professionally since her early twenties as a graphic designer and an illustrator of children's books. Visit her website at and follow her on Twitter @kelcanby.

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