Mum and Dad don’t live together any more, so sometimes this little girl lives with her mum and her cat, and sometimes she lives with her dad. She has two bedrooms and two sets of toys, but she takes her favourite toys with her wherever she goes. This simple, warm, lift-the-flap book with bold and colourful illustrations is a reassuring representation of separation for the youngest children. Melanie Walsh is sympathetically alive to the changes in routine that are familiar to many children who live with separate parents and are loved by both.
A intersting picture book with lift the flaps dealing with the separation of a family. The child in the story describes their two homes, and how milestones like birthday’s are celebrated with each parent. It also reinforces that all of their family love them and how on significant occasions (like performing in a school concert) both parents can still be there.
Fun to read
About the Author
Melanie Walsh studied at the Harrow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, before working as a textile designer. She is now an author/illustrator of children’s books which include Ten Things I Can Do to Help My World (9781406320299), My Green Day (9781406330014), Ho Ho Ho!, Trick or Treat?, Hop, Skip, Jump! and Monster, Monster. She lives in Bath.