Picture book of the week: My Mum Is Magnificent by Roald Dahl
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- Published on Thursday, 04 March 2021 14:43
- Last Updated on 04 March 2021
- Monica Costa
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My Mum Is Magnificent is a lovely new board book for children to celebrate mothers in a funny way like only Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake can do. It’s aimed at 3+ year old kids who are learning how to read their first books. It’s colourful, quirky and wonderful.
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor.
The author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories, he remains THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE STORYTELLER.
Quentin Blake has illustrated more than three hundred books and was Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator. In 1980 he won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal. In 1999 he became the first ever Children’s Laureate and in 2013 he was knighted for services to illustration. I had the honour of interviewing him in 2014. You can read our chat here.
My Mum Is Magnificent could be a great gift for mums and their toddlers to share a bonding moment over a good classic read.
Book review: BILLY AND THE MINPINS by Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake
The House of Illustration – Quentin Blake’s best kept secret & new picture house
Book of the week: The Gloriumptious Worlds of Roald Dahl
My interview with Sir Quentin Blake (Issue 13 Winter 2014 / 2015)
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums