Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Charlotte
What they say: This gorgeous little book charts the various bewildering stages of becoming a mother, from those tell-tale blue lines in the pregnancy test, to labour, birth, coming home and venturing out. Breastfeeding nightmares, eating dinner with one hand, soft play hell and chronic sleep deprivation – but also the sheer beauty of falling in love again and the amazing discovery of what it’s like to have a family – these are all captured in Sketchy Muma’s glorious drawings.
This is the perfect gift book for both young and experienced parents. Anna Lewis understands the light and shade that comes with motherhood, and it is those universal truths that will connect all those parents who delight in her sketches.
What we say: “Emotive, humorous and relatable, this wonderful little collection of sketches chronicles life’s journey through parenthood from the first positive pregnancy test to Sketchy Muma’s present day (and everything in between) – be it a first day at school, to feeling that we’re just not good enough or looking at our post baby bodies in dismay – Anna’s effortless talent perfectly depicts these key moments we can all associate with being parents. The illustrations coupled with a gift for words, never fail to capture the emotion of that very moment and rouse our own memories of these precious times.
A timeless gift, beautifully put together, ideal for new parents or those all too familiar with the highs and lows of parenthood and ‘what it means to be a mother’.”
Sketchy Muma by Anna Lewis is available from many good bookstores and online from Amazon.