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.
Great books dealing with the confusion and change that a family break up may bring. Wonderful illustrations, capturing the confusion and heart wrenching impact of a family breakdown on a young child.
Fun to read
While the text carries the message, the pictures contribute significantly to this excellent story. * Carousel *
A touching, tender book. * Angels & Urchins *
A touching tale that resonates with empathy and poignancy. * Junior *
An excellent book aimed squarely at young children. * Nursery World *
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 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 *
About the Author
Kes lives in Witham, Essex, with his wife, young family and assortment of animals. He is a born storyteller. Voted by the Independent as one of the TOP TEN children’s authors only a year after publishing his first book, he is the author of the award-winning Eat Your Peas and winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award for Younger Readers. Lee Wildish is a real talent heading for great success. He was picked out by Kate Skipper, the Waterstone’s buyer, as someone to watch. Lee won the Red House Children’s Book Award 2013, and is a New York Times bestselling artist.