I was pretty disappointed in this story. The illustrations are lovely and I love other Judith Kerr books so I was really looking forward to reading it to my son, but the actual story was not at all what I expected. It has been cleverly designed so that two stories are going on simultaneously. The mother is on her mobile phone talking with her friend, whilst the child is unattended playing in the park. I presumed "Mummy Time" meant child's time with mummy, but it turned out to mean, mummy's time for herself, whilst the child amuses himself. I guess it's very reflective of the society we live in, but personally I found it a depressing angle for a children's story and I doubt I'll read it to my son again.