SHORTLISTED for the Scholastic Lollies Awards - My Mum Is A Grown Down is a larger than life collection of poems for a middle grade audience about one wild, hysterical and hilarious Mum.
She says 'I've worked so hard for years and I deserve a rest!'
As she scribbles with crayons and pours custard down her dress,
She's dangling from the banister with her head upside-down!
Does your Mum do this?
Help! My Mum's growing DOWN!
Mum is a gamer, a party animal and a free spirit making life hard work for her nine year old son. These poems are a glimpse into their parent child relationship; their antics and adventures. The poems are bold, brave, funny and some - very moving. This collection shows just how funny, rude and naughty mums can be! It's Dahl meets Dr Seuss meets Colin McNaughton with a sprinkling of Absolutely Fabulous.
'The most entertaining poetry collection since Spike Milligan's Silly Verse for Kids.' The i
'A rollicking, rib tickling collection of poems.' Carousel
'A joyous book.' WRD
'Vibrant, hilarious and touching book of well-crafted and original poems. A truly lovely book.' BookTrust
'Individuality and eccentricity is expressed through engaging verse.' The School Librarian
Laura Dockrill, a graduate of the Brit-school of Performing Arts, is a performance poet, an author and an illustrator. At the age of twenty-two, she was named one of The Times "Top Ten Literary Stars". She is the author of the bestselling Darcy Burdock series and Lorali. Angry Cookie is her debut picture book.More about Laura Dockrill