Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy?, Sarah Simpson-Enock

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Every day Mummy’s tummy gets bigger and bigger but what could be inside? A fairy with wings? A boat painted blue? The Man in the Moon? This little child just can’t wait to see what it could be …

A reassuring lift-the-flap book for all soon-to-be siblings.

Publisher: Francis Lincoln’s Children’s Books, Sept 2014

Reviewer: Klaudia Khan

‘Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy?’ by Sarah Simpson-Enock is a great book for all new siblings, who might be wondering why is their mummy’s tummy getting bigger and bigger and what could possibly be hiding in there. Could it be a boat, or a balloon, or a birthday cake? With beautiful, bright and funny illustrations by Linzi West, this book will have you laughing out loud with your children, as you explore the fantastic possibilities on every page of what could it be, that makes mummy’s tummy grow. My children would ask to have it read to them again and again, but I didn’t mind, because the book is short enough to read it few times over as the bedtime story. And it seems that all the children love to explore the subject of new babies, so this book is a really fun way to start a chat about it. So if you want to make your kids all excited about the arrival of a new brother and sister, then ‘Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy?’ is a great choice of a book. And let your little ones have a guess, too, and see what ideas they could come up with of what is possibly hiding in their mummy’s tummy?

Reviewer: Briony Stebbings

A simple book about Mummy’s pregnant tummy and her curious children, Mummy, Mummy What’s in Your Tummy uses simple questions and thoughts alongside fabulous yet simple illustrations to help young children understand a little about pregnancy and the changes in their Mummy.

Using a little humour and rhyming text the children guess at what is making Mummy’s tummy grow so big.

Could it be Fairy’s, or is it cake? Maybe it’s the sun? No it’s their new baby.

Suitable for even the very young this is a lovely book for all new siblings to be. The illustrations are bold and bright which is really appealing and the text is simple to understand and read. This is a really cute little children’s book.

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