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Mum Goes to Work

By Libby Gleeson
Illustrated by Leila Rudge

This is a warm, reassuring and humorous look at what mothers do all day at work and home, and what their children do in childcare centres.

It’s early morning and everyone is arriving at the noisy childcare centre. Mum is going to work. “Bye, Mum.” What do mums do at work? Are the children as busy as their mums?

  • A groundbreaking book by multi-award-winning and much-loved Australian author Libby Gleeson, with new artwork from acclaimed illustrator Leila Rudge.
  • Updated text and new illustrations reflect modern-day setting, with multicultural families, a variety of professions and family situations.
  • Clever visual story adds humour and links the various characters and families.

About the author

Libby Gleeson AM is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children and teenagers. She grew up in country towns in Australia and trained as a teacher, living in Europe and England before returning to Australia to write full-time. Her books have been acclaimed both internationally and in Australia. Her awards include thirteen short-listings in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, which she has won three times. The Great Bear (with Armin Greder) won the Bologna Ragazzi Award in 2000, the first time an Australian title has won this prestigious award, and Red won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Children’s Fiction in 2013. Libby has received the Lady Cutler Award for Services to Children’s Literature (1997), the NSW Premier’s Special Award (2011) and the Dromkeen Medal (2011). In 2007 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia.

About the illustrator

Leila Rudge was born in England and grew up making mud pies with six siblings and Jeni from number 15. After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University, Leila headed to Australia to seek her fortune (and the sunshine). Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. In 2012, her book No Bears (written by Meg McKinlay) was short-listed for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year award in both the Picture Book and Early Childhood categories. Ted was her first picture book as both author and illustrator.

ISBN: 9781921529825
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Dimensions: 260 x 250mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $26.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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