Book Review and Competition: My Mummy Says Written by Justine Smith and Illustrated by Angie Stevens

22nd January 2014 63 Comments

If you are in the market for a book for a two year old then look no further! My Mummy Says is a lovely board book which reinforces all the things which mummy’s do and also rather unusually combines these into a little story which also approaches the theme of making friends.

My Mummy Says is part of a new series of  books from Campbell Press all about special relationships in the lives of little children, I’m really looking forward to reading the rest of them based on this. Frankly I think mums can be taken for granted so its wonderful to see everything they do reinforced in books!

Both Ned who is two and Fifi who is five enjoyed looking at this book with me and then talking about going to the beach and making friends.  I also enjoyed reading it to them because it was about mummy’s.

The illustrations by Angie Stevens are lovely in a whimsical way and reminded me of ones from books when I was little. Have a look at Angie Stevens  beautiful blog which has to be one of the most visually impressive you’ll find.

I have a copy of this book to give away. Just tell me the most important bit of advice your mum has given you.

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The competition officially closes 29th Jan 2013 mid-day.
One entry per household
There is no cash alternative 
The prize comes directly from the promoters 
Editors decision is final
Disclosure: I was given a review copy of this book
Claire Walsh

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  • Tracy K Nixon 22nd January 2014 at 12:35 pm

    My mum showed me how to swaddle and I am so plesed she did as swaddling settled all of my four so quickly!

  • Kirsten 22nd January 2014 at 1:00 pm

    My Mum told me to just enjoy my little girl and not to stress out about all the advice given in books. Since then we have a more relaxed and happier little girl

  • Hannah ONeill 22nd January 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Live live to the max

  • Cat Williams 22nd January 2014 at 1:27 pm

    To take all advice with a pinch of salt, and that you learn from your own mistakes.

  • Pooky 22nd January 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My mum told me to always save as much as you can.

  • Shelley Hawkins 22nd January 2014 at 2:15 pm

    teach them right from wrong

  • mummy24 22nd January 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Don&#39;t worry about things you cant change!<br /><br />Ashleigh

  • mummy24 22nd January 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Don&#39;t worry about things you cant change!<br /><br />Ashleigh

  • clairew137 22nd January 2014 at 5:54 pm

    If you can&#39;t say anything nice then don&#39;t say anything at all.

  • Rachael Jess 22nd January 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Moisturise!<br />Told me when I was 14 been using it ever since

  • anthony harrington 22nd January 2014 at 10:11 pm

    always think before you speak, this has served me well many times over!

  • Monika Suchonska 22nd January 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Do what your gut tells you, motherly instinct is better than voices of thousand other mums.

  • Anonymous 23rd January 2014 at 2:27 am

    Trust your instincts.<br /><br />Rachel Craig

  • Rachel Yates 23rd January 2014 at 8:18 am

    Follow your dreams

  • Laura Jones 23rd January 2014 at 9:37 am

    make the most of every day as life is short and kids arent kids for long

  • nocona 23rd January 2014 at 9:59 am

    Don&#39;t Be afraid to ask!

  • Kiran Parry 23rd January 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Try your hardest will everything you do.

  • Jo Wakefield 23rd January 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Everyone is different, don&#39;t be put under pressure by what everyone else is doing.

  • tarcsafalvi 24th January 2014 at 8:26 am

    you can do it

  • Gina M 24th January 2014 at 1:59 pm

    You can achieve whatever you want yo achieve despite what people may tell you

  • Tammy Tudor 24th January 2014 at 10:17 pm

    learn to love yourself

  • Kate 25th January 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Don&#39;t let people draw you into their competitive mum games. Children develop at different speeds, and you are not a bad mum if your child walks/talks/potty trains later than anyone else. Comparison is the thief of joy!

  • Penny Carr 25th January 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Don&#39;t start the day until you&#39;ve had a cup of tea!

  • Sarah 25th January 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Follow your instincts.

  • Isis1981uk 25th January 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Take a cardigan…

  • HayleyT 26th January 2014 at 9:36 am

    To make the most of every single moment with your children, as times go so very quickly and before you know it, they are growing up so fast

  • zeenie 26th January 2014 at 10:10 am

    trust your instincts

  • KayeLaFaye 26th January 2014 at 10:50 am

    To take each day as it comes

  • krnries 26th January 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Treat people well 🙂

  • Emma Davies 26th January 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Be yourself

  • C Parkin 26th January 2014 at 3:54 pm

    don&#39;t worry about what other people think about you

  • Lauren 26th January 2014 at 4:09 pm

    To trust my instincts.

  • Chris 26th January 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Whats the best bit of advice your mum has given you?<br />live – love – laugh

  • Natalie Crossan 26th January 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Don&#39;t sweat the small stuff 🙂

  • Georgia Keogh 26th January 2014 at 6:34 pm

    It wasn&#39;t direct advice, but she taught me by example to treat other people with respect and to be generous and charitable.

  • Emily Knight 26th January 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Treat others as you want to be treated!

  • Hannah 26th January 2014 at 8:23 pm

    My Mum always said never start dieting because your will never stop – great advice

  • zebedee01 26th January 2014 at 10:17 pm

    The best advice my mum gave me was how to cook!

  • claire griffiths 26th January 2014 at 10:32 pm

    just be yourself

  • Robyn Logan Clarke 27th January 2014 at 1:06 am

    Trust your instincts and gut feelings

  • chr1sb3ll 27th January 2014 at 4:23 am

    Always be myself, never change who I am for someone else even if it seems easier to do so

  • Ann MacLean Fleming 27th January 2014 at 11:39 am

    let children be children for as long as possible…don&#39;t make them grow up too quickly

  • humphrey 27th January 2014 at 11:41 am

    Live each day as if it were your last

  • cathyj 27th January 2014 at 12:26 pm

    use moisturiser daily

  • Jennifer Rhymer 27th January 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Only rely on yourself, then you won&#39;t be let down 🙂

  • jodie harvey 27th January 2014 at 2:06 pm

    no one is perfect, we just have to learn from our mistakes and keep going 🙂

  • Gillian Hutchison 27th January 2014 at 3:19 pm

    mummy knows best…and she is soo right

  • Dessallara 27th January 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Tomorrow will be better 🙂

  • Prerna Gupta 27th January 2014 at 4:41 pm

    everything happens for good!

  • Steph Lovatt 27th January 2014 at 6:37 pm

    My mum told me to cherish every day, life is far too short

  • Donna Kent 27th January 2014 at 9:33 pm

    To never spend time hating other people because the only person that it effects is you.

  • Daniella 27th January 2014 at 9:38 pm

    The best advice my mum ever gave me was not to listen to the advice of others and go with my instinct.

  • Jennifer Lloyd 27th January 2014 at 9:45 pm

    never overcook your veg!

  • Roz 27th January 2014 at 10:34 pm

    To do things my way and not to worry about what other people think

  • keshia hughes 28th January 2014 at 12:12 am

    your beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside so don&#39;t let a guy make you feel otherwise be strong hold your head up high and in good time the cards will fall into place

  • sassi 28th January 2014 at 10:11 am

    never let a fool kiss you and never let a kiss fool you!

  • Anonymous 28th January 2014 at 2:38 pm

    teach them right from wrong

  • Anonymous 28th January 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Treat people like you want to be treated<br />(Kim Neville)

  • clair downham 28th January 2014 at 9:05 pm

    learn from your mistakes

  • littlemisstrivia 28th January 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I can&#39;t really remember my mum giving me any little gems of advice. She&#39;s always let me learn from my own mistakes.

  • Caroline Howard 28th January 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Treat others how you would like to be treated

  • Christen Downie 28th January 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!<br />

  • tiffany wills 28th January 2014 at 10:58 pm

    follow your dreams .. &lt;3

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