Mothers in all their splendid variety are celebrated in Justin Coe's sparkling new collection of poems.

Following up on the success of his Dictionary of Dads (2017), Justin Coe's new collection of poems focuses on Mums, in all their variety. In fact around 50 different Mums feature in verses that are sometimes tender, often comic, and always witty and observant of real life.


Justin Coe is a poet, writer performer and spoken-word theatre creator who specialises in work for young audiences. He enjoys school visits and spent four years working as a poet in a school for children with behavioural and emotional difficulties. Justin's mission to reconnect people with poetry and poetry with people. A regular and popular performer in schools, theatres and community settings, he has entertained everywhere from Sheppey to Shanghai and from the Savoy Hotel to street corners, steam trains and a sitting-room made entirely out of newspaper. In the last decade, since relocating to Southend and becoming a father, he has also written and performed seven spoken word theatre shows for young people. His recent show Big Wow Small Wonder (about the joys of being the smallest boy in school) is produced by Half Moon Theatre in east London and continues to tour to venues nationally. Justin lives in Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

Steve Wells is a prolific illustrator, perhaps best known for his cartoonish style which has enriched many children's books, including Justin Coe's previous collection, The Dictionary of Dads. He is based in Bath, England.

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