My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh

By Nick Sharratt

Brimming with glorious patterns of stripes and spots, an award-winning picture book favourite by Nick Sharratt.

In this firm family favourite from Nick Sharatt, the award-winning illustrator of the Jacqueline Wilson books, mum is crazy about spots – spotty clothes, spotty wallpaper, spotty games like dominoes. Dad, on the other hand, loves stripes – stripy suits and stripy ties, stripy humbug sweets. No wonder they make their son laugh! Mind you, they think that he's funny in his grey patternless clothes. When they go to the safari park, Mum goes wild about the big cats, while Dad enthuses over the zebras. But what animal will their son like?

  • "Delightful." Sunday Times
  • Winner of the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: Never Too Young Category.

About the author

Nick Sharratt is a popular children's book artist, well known for illustrating the books of Jacqueline Wilson. He has also written and illustrated many of his own books including What's in the Witch's Kitchen? and Dear Mother Goose with Michael Rosen. He has won numerous awards for his art including Eat Your Peas, which won the 2001 Children's Book Award and Pants, which won the picture book category of the 2003 Children's Book Award. Nick lives in Brighton, Sussex. Find him online at and on twitter as @NickSharratt1.


2007: The Coventry Inspiration Book Awards: "Never Too Young"

This award is for the best book for babies and young children from birth to 4. Even the tiniest baby is not too young to enjoy books like these! - Winner

1995: Sheffield Children's Book Award

Sheffield Children's Book Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406331851
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Dimensions: 260 x 215mm, 28pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 20/01/20 at 22:50:06
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