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    • ISBN:9781444915273
    • Publication date:07 Aug 2014

Mum and Dad Glue

By Kes Gray
Illustrated by Lee Wildish

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A little boy tries to find a pot of parent glue to stick his mum and dad back together. His parents have come undone and he wants to mend their marriage, stick their smiles back on and make them better. This rhyming story is brilliantly told with a powerful message that even though his parents may be broken, their love for him is not.

'An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce.' - Kate Skipper, Waterstone's Buyer

Kes was voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children's authors and he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children's Book Award. Find out more about Kes at http://www.kesgray.com/ and https://twitter.com/kesgray

Illustrated by the winner of the Red House Children's Book Award 2013. Follow Lee Wildish on https://twitter.com/leewildish

Biographical Notes

Kes is a bestselling, multi award-winning author of more than 70 books for children. He eats Ideaflakes for breakfast, spreads silliness on his toast and lives in a place called Different.

Oi Frog!, Oi Dog! and Oi Cat! are a top ten bestselling series. Oi Dog! won the 2017 Laugh Out Loud Picture Book Award and was shortlisted for the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award and the British Book Awards in 2016, amongst others. It also won the Teach Primary New Children's Fiction Award, MadeForMums Award, Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award and Portsmouth Picture Book Award. Oi Cat! was the Independent Booksellers Children's Book of the Season and Oi Goat! was the number one bestselling World Book Day book in 2018.

Lee Wildish is an acclaimed illustrator. His Spooky, Spooky House won the Overall Red House Children's Book Award, his Spaghetti with the Yeti was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Book Prize, and he has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.

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  • ISBN: 9780340957110
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2010
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story ... for the child facing parental breakdown, it could be a lifesaver — Carousel
Incredibly powerful — The Bookseller
Understanding and honest — The Bookseller
It has the usual message that Mum and Dad still love the little boy ... but its key meaning is something more than that. This book shows how the strength to come to terms with a divorce is within the child and not dependent on the love of the parents. This is an important message for a child to learn at any age and in any circumstance — INIS
An excellent book aimed squarely at young children — Nursery World
Stunning ... resonates with empathy and poignancy — Junior
Insightful and at times heartbreaking view of separation from a child's perspective that will offer reassurance to anyone going through this process — Evening Echo
The integrated text and child-centred artwork make this a special production — Books For Keeps
The artwork is engaging, the text has subtle rhythms and rhymes — School Librarian
Essential reading for any family going through a separation — Angels & Urchins
"An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat." — Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer
Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. — Bookbag
An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. — Nursery World
A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. — Junior
A touching, tender book. — Angels & Urchins
While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. — Carousel
"An incredibly powerful book about a boy coming to terms with his parents' divorce: a difficult subject treated with a wonderfully light touch. I'm a huge Lee Wildish fan and think he's definitely a name to watch for the future. I defy you to read this without a lump in your throat." — Kate Skipper, Waterstones Buyer
Lee Wildish's illustrations are lovely. The characters have a rough charm that really draws you in - there are hints of Quentin Blake's ink drawings, but Wildish's style is very much of its own. — Bookbag
An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. — Nursery World
A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. — Junior
A touching, tender book. — Angels & Urchins
While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. — Carousel
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