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My Mum is a Lioness

A hilarious tale about a a boy with a wild imagination and his loving family, from award-winning author, Swapna Haddow and bestselling artist, Dapo Adeola.

Run! Hide! My mum’s a lioness and she’s on the prowl.

Is Mum a lioness? She loves her ‘cubs’, she can run faster than anything , and she can catch you in a single pounce for cuddles and kisses. She always makes sure you can hear her incredibly loud, proud roar. What else could Mum be but a lioness?

But sometimes, especially when her young ones are upset or scared, a lovely, warm, protective lioness embrace is just what is needed.

My Mum is a Lioness is the brilliantly funny follow-up to My Dad is a Grizzly Bear. Created by Swapna Haddow, author of the Dave Pigeon series, and Dapo Adeola, illustrator of Look Up!

Our Review Panel says...

My Mum is a Lioness is the second family-based playful picture book from award-winning author Swapna Haddow and illustrator Dapo Adeola. Filled with giggles and with the theme of family bonds at the heart, this is a roar-some choice for storytime with children aged 3-7 and a well-timed release with Mother’s Day coming up next month. The first book in the series – My Dad is a Grizzly Bear – won the ‘Best Classroom Read Aloud’ category for EYFS in our Books of the Year Awards. This new instalment matches the playfulness and fun of the first, with brightly coloured illustrations providing plenty of visual humour and a bouncy rhythm that makes it well-suited to being read aloud at storytime. The mother in the story has all the qualities of a lioness – she pounces for cuddles, has the proudest roar and gives strong lioness hugs that make everything feel better. It’s a joyful ode to the bond between mums and their children, tapping into both humour and sentimentality to make a feel-good story that is sure to raise plenty of smiles on Mother’s Day and all year round.

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