Written by Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor and based on his own experiences of going away from home, this comforting, wise book helps to explain why parents sometimes have to go away and shows ways to help children cope.
Filled with love, and the warm, witty illustrations of rising star Emma Yarlett, this book is a soothing read-aloud with lots to explore in the pictures, and a rhythmic rhyme which is an instant bedtime hug.
Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 196 g
Dimensions: 267 x 235 x 4 mm
"Lieutenant Colonel Christopher MacGregor has based this sensitive and thoughtful book on his own and others experiences as a serving soldier and the awareness that children cope much better if they know what to expect. The book is full of love and ways to keep that love alive across the distance. The lovely illustrations by Emma Yarlett are the perfect complement and give plenty of opportunity for discussion, and for using the ideas at home. This book wraps children around with a comforting message and will be highly valued in many homes." * Parents in Touch *
"A comforting book that will help young children cope when Mummy has to go away from the family home. From helping Mum prepare for her trip, to the fun to be had with Dad while she's away, as well as some handy tips for counting down the days until she returns, this book is full of love, warmth and affection...this book will be a great benefit to those whose parents spend time away from home...giving a voice to their experience and an opportunity for discussion. Also, an enjoyable story in its own right, about a family of aliens living in an earthly world by the sea, with a bouncy rhyming text and sumptuous colourful pages." -- Carousel * Lucy Russell *