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There's A House Inside My Mummy

On sale

28th March 2002

Price: £7.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781841210681

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A funny and tender picture book about waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive.

There’s a house inside my mummy,
Where my little brother grows,
Or maybe it’s my little sister
No one really knows.

Waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive can be a confusing and worrying time for young children. Sharing this simple rhyming story together is the perfect way to reassure your little one and involve them in all the excitement. Told with humour and warmth by Giles Andreae, the author of much-loved family favourite Giraffes Can’t Dance.

‘A great book for sharing with your first born while your second is still in the ‘tummy house” – The Times

A note from the author:
‘When my wife became pregnant for the second time, I was talking to Flinn, our 2-year old son, about what was going to take place and how exciting it would be for him to have a brother or sister. I started to think about it as though I were a young child myself … ‘There’s a house inside my mummy’ was a phrase that just popped into my head, and from then on the book was a joy to write.’

Reviews

Carousel
Beautifully written in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again.
Scottish Book Trust
It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea. The one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's There's a house inside my mummy
Bournemouth Daily Echo
The gentle story is told in rhymes from the point of view of a little boy.
Cork Evening Echo
This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler.
Carousel
This clever story explores a child's perspective of his mummy being pregnant. Beautifully told in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again
parentdish.co.uk
When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on the subject, the one that came up time and again was this one
Cork News
Told with humour and a simple rhyming text. A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child.
The Times
A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'.
Junior
Creates a sense of security to encourage a young child to feel involved
Evening Echo
This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler
Families Magazine
A popular book that captures the wonder and excitement of looking forward to a new member joining the family
Scottish Book Trust
It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea... the one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's 'There's A House Inside My Mummy'.
Parentdish
When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on this subject, the one that came up time and again was this one.
The Independent
An everyday story made special by the gentle humour, simple rhyme and friendly pictures