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Where's My Mummy?

Where's My Mummy?

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by Carolyn Crimi, John Manders
     
 

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This gently spooky read-aloud treat is also a satisfying bedtime book — sure to delight the youngest reader on many a deep, dark night.

Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy

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This gently spooky read-aloud treat is also a satisfying bedtime book — sure to delight the youngest reader on many a deep, dark night.

Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare? Big Mama Mummy, of course! Fresh, comical illustrations complement this ever-so-slightly suspenseful story with a satisfying ending.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Brendan Frost
Carolyn Crimi's tale is told from the perspective of a child mummy who is lost in the wilds of a land described only as "a deep, dark place." This is an interesting peek into an imagined world of monster childhood, and being lost and scared without your mom is also a very common childhood experience. Crimi handles it well, with sincere language, and we cannot help but laugh when the monster that finally turns out to scare Baby Mummy—after he encounters a skeleton, an amorphous blob, and a vampire—is a mouse! The illustrations are fun and expressive and have some cool particulars—such as the skeleton's boxer shorts with a dice pattern—but could occasionally have used more detail to engage the wonder of readers. The shore of a swamp for example takes up almost two pages and is just grass, and a graveyard Baby Mummy stumbles upon is just a grouping of similar graves. This curious tale of a young mummy lost in a world of monsters preparing for bed will make kids laugh and ultimately feel happy at Baby Mummy's return home. Reviewer: Brendan Frost
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

Little Baby Mummy does not want to go to bed. Demanding one more game of "Hide and Shriek," he runs outside to conceal himself in the graveyard, but Mama Mummy doesn't join him. Like the young bird in P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1960), he sets off to find her, heading into "the deep, dark woods, the spookery woods" and encountering several creepy creatures: "Clank clink clank/Woo boo woo/Clank clink cloo/'Mama Mummy, is that you?'/But out of the woods clanked-/Bones!" This skeleton, as well as a blob and a vampire-all making their nighttime preparations-greet the mummy and tell him to go to bed. The only time the youngster is truly frightened-by a mouse-his mother is there to comfort him, take him home, and tuck him into bed. The gouache paintings depict the action with humor, and the eerie details and nighttime hues create just the right mood. Well-placed page turns add a bit of suspense. A reassuring offering for youngsters who want just a touch of the shivers.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME

Kirkus Reviews
"Just one more game of Hide and Shriek?" begs Little Baby Mummy of his Big Mama Mummy. She relents, Baby hides-but then he gets bored, and goes to look for his mother. One by one, enriched by sound effects, he finds Bones, Glob and Drac in the midst of their bedtime ablutions, who all warn him against the scary creatures of "deep, dark night." Then-"Help, Mama Mummy! I'm scared!"-his mother finds him just in time to rescue him from a mouse and put him to bed. Manders's appealingly round mummy child and the text's rhythmic "clank clink clanks" will find happy audiences. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763631963
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
07/22/2008
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
599,844
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous books for young readers, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES, also illustrated by John Manders, and BORIS AND BELLA, illustrated by Gris Grimly. She lives in Illinois.

John Manders has illustrated several books for children, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES by Carolyn Crimi, THE PERFECT NEST by Catherine Friend, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU by Dayle Ann Dodds. He lives in Pennsylvania.

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