Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Mum Never Did Learn to Knock by Cathy Hopkins (Children's, 11 years +, Dyslexia friendly, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

 April 2015, Barrington Stoke, 80 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: grief, tissues needed

Summary from Barrington Stoke
Emily and Mum are close – real close – and then Mum goes. But that doesn’t mean they have to stop talking, even if Dad doesn’t like it.

Nayu's thoughts 
I had to laugh because I think all mother's enter without knocking at various points in a child's life, even when they aren't a child! The first instance was hilarious, counteracting how heartbreaking it was to see Emily upset over her mother's death. Well, she kind of wasn't because she could see her, so was really happy, but that happiness turned to annoyance and had people who cared about her worry at how she was taking the death. The humour was spot on and worked brilliantly with the illustrations. It was a happy ending, with tissues needed both then and at other points in the story.

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