There's A House Inside My Mummy
By Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Vanessa Cabban
A funny and tender picture book about waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive. Written by Giles Andreae, author of family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.
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.'
Giles Andreae (Author)
Giles Andreae is the author of many top selling, award-winning picture books. These include Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and I Love My Mummy. However, it is for the international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance that he is best known. Giles is also the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and of the artist/philosopher, Edward Monkton. These two ranges of greetings cards, books and merchandise have made Giles the country's top-selling living poet. Giles lives with his wife, Victoria, a children's clothes designer, and their four young children by the river in Oxfordshire.
Vanessa Cabban (Illustrator)
Vanessa Cabban in an award winning artist, who has illustrated numerous books for Orchard, including the bestselling Love is a Handful of Honey and There's a House inside my Mummy, both written by Giles Andreae.
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28 Mar 2002
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The gentle story is told in rhymes from the point of view of a little boy. — Bournemouth Daily Echo
Beautifully written in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again. — Carousel
Told with humour and a simple rhyming text. A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child. — Cork News
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. — Parentdish
This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler. — Cork Evening Echo
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'. — Scottish Book Trust
A popular book that captures the wonder and excitement of looking forward to a new member joining the family — Families Magazine
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 — Scottish Book Trust
This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler — Evening Echo
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 — parentdish.co.uk
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 — Carousel
An everyday story made special by the gentle humour, simple rhyme and friendly pictures — The Independent
A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'. — The Times
Creates a sense of security to encourage a young child to feel involved — Junior