Happy Mother's Day!

Quote: A suburban mother's role is to deliver their children obstetrically once, and by car forever... after.  Peter De Vries

The Messy Mother's Day by Lucie Billingsley

Of course Mother's Day means breakfast in bed, it's 'the only way to eat.' The young children and their dad get busy. Painting, gluing, cupcake baking - a lot of careful preparations are undertaken ... and then, oops, Baxter the family dog gets involved.
'What will Mum say when she opens the door?'
This is a jaunty book whose repeating lines, carefully placed alliteration and plenty of questions make it perfect for reading out loud.

The Greatest Mother's Day of All by Anne Mangan  
A delightfully funny and heart-warming take on a typical family's celebration of Mother's Day with presents, breakfast in bed ... and all the ensuing mess, fun and good intentions gone astray that will be familiar to so many mothers.

My Mum is Beautiful  
by Jessica Spanyol
Let me tell you all the ways I love my mum... My mum is beautiful because she points out tiny things in books to me. In her newest picture book, Jessica Spanyol succeeds in capturing, with great warmth and humour, the incredible bond between a mother and a child. Told from the perspective of a small bear, these very true words perfectly embody how love is measured in a child's mind: a gesture so simple, can mean so very much.

Mummy and Me 
by Emma Chichester Clark
Humber′s mum is the centre of his world and he loves doing so many different things with her. But one day Humber′s mum is busy and doesn′t have time for him, so Humber decides he can be busy too!  Emma Chichester Clark′s exquisite illustrations and wonderfully acute observation evoke a captivating world that both young children and their parents will instantly recognise.  Ages: 2 - 5

Ten little fingers, ten little toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury
As everyone knows, nothing is sweeter than tiny baby fingers and chubby baby toes...
From two of the most gifted picture book creators of our time, here is a celebration of baby fingers, baby toes and the joy they - and the babies they belong to - bring to everyone, everywhere, all over the world!

from the Staff @ Sutherland Libraries