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A Mother Is a House

Aurore Petit Daniel Hahn



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Gecko Guides
01 March 2021
This crisp and contemporary picture book offers a unique baby's eye view of the first year, from birth to first steps A mother is a nest, a vehicle, a mirror... The baby sees their mother in every aspect of their day. As the pages go by, the child grows. The mother who was a refuge becomes a road, a story and a show. On the final page, the child is ready to take their first steps. Because a mother is a home that you carry inside you forever.

A Mother Is a House looks through the baby's eyes for an unexpected and affecting picture of parents and home-shown through bright, contemporary illustrations and special inks.
By:   Aurore Petit
Translated by:   Daniel Hahn
Imprint:   Gecko Guides
Country of Publication:   New Zealand
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 170mm, 
ISBN:   9781776573233
ISBN 10:   1776573234
Pages:   48
Publication Date:   01 March 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Aurore Petit is one of a new young generation of French illustrators to emerge from the influential School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. She lives in Paris.

Reviews for A Mother Is a House

Daniel Hahn is a careful, creative translator and his lovely sing-along lines avoid cliche. The tone is never cloying-a feat in a paean to mums for this age group. * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * There are many themes and ideas that will spark conversations and memories between child and parent as the book's varied scenes reveal a window into the characters' world. * Just Imagine *

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