Book Review - My Mum Is There

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Book Review - My Mum Is There

“If I could count the twinkling stars, I’d start with all the brightest ones. But just for now, I’ll stare and stare. And as I learn my mum is there.”

This captivating read by Martin Thomas and illustrated by Ag Jatkowska has a lovely message for this time of year; that our mums are such an important part of growing and learning throughout our childhood. And with Mother’s Day coming up on 26th March, we thought it was the perfect time to review this book on the Boolino blog.

Book Description

My Mum is There is a soothing rhyming story. Each page has a short verse to read and is accompanied by colourful illustrations of mum and her little elephant as they go about their day. They go swimming, go for a walk in the park, watch the stars, take a nap and at all times the little elephant is saying that whatever happens is ok because, “my mum is there”.


This book is aimed at 0-5 year olds and with its lovely rhyming text it’s perfect for a bedtime story. Mums will enjoy reading to their child, and children will enjoy the heart-warming illustrations.

When reading this book to my 3-year-old goddaughter, she enjoyed explaining what the little elephant was doing in each picture and spotting when the elephants teddy bear appeared on each page (and it’s not every page, so we couldn’t get complacent about it!).

I think that if you are sentimental, like me, you will be very touched by the message in this story. I certainly felt like calling my mum after reading it. I would definitely recommend having this one in your book collection.

The lovely team at Wacky Bee Books have three copies of My Mum is There to giveaway in time for Mother’s Day. If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one just enter the Gleam raffle below. There are lots of different ways to enter, and the competition closes 16th March so there is time to give the book as a gift this Mother's Day!


Mother's Day Giveaway

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tee simpson

i nominate my own mum Althea

Diane Carey

I nominate my daughter who will become a mum in June. I know she will be brilliant

Yvonne Grainger

Juggling work with a very bright 5 year old and a 1 year old non sleeper...that's my incredible daughter!!! Laughs through it all xx


I nominate my daughter who is a fantastic mum to my first granddaughter.

Diann Windsor

Wonderful for my daughter to read to her 2yr old daughter who loves elephants x


For my daughter in law who has a full time job with one 3 year old and a 1 year old not easy

jenny Hall

I nominate my daughter lizzie booker who through all her illness and dissability she is a fantastic mum .daughter and nanna and always there and never moans throughout all her pain .

Lynn Jordan

I nominate my daughter Susan as well as looking after her 6 children she looks after me and anyone else who needs help. Also works for the homeless

Donna Caldwell

I nominate my mum she's always there for us

Laura Robson

I nominate my sister in law as she is a great first time mummy to my niece. They see each other as a family of elephants so this would be perfect. X