My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much!
Sean Taylor and David Barrow
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Like most youngsters, the little gorilla narrator of this story isn’t keen on injections. However mum insists she has to look after him and so off they go to see the doctor.
Things go smoothly enough – the doctor cracks jokes to distract from the prick and rewards the little gorilla with a special strawberry-smelling ‘stick thing’.
Off he goes feeling chuffed and on the bus home he experiments with his new acquisition.
When they get off though, a terrible realisation strikes our little hero.
Happily Mum knows exactly what to do; after all she always looks after little gorilla so much. Moreover, banana flavour tastes much better than strawberry.
Warm, funny and full of heart is Sean’s tale of maternal love and infant appreciation.
Embodying a variety of techniques and executed in a gorgeous colour palette the illustrations of award winning David Barroux are absolutely smashing: his characters are superbly expressive with the little gorilla displaying the full range of emotions, and his solicitous mother is adorable..
Young listeners (and adult sharers) will love this book.
One thing though, why do so many picture book titles have exclamation marks? It seems to be in vogue of late.