Mum Goes to Work 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. Now in Big Book size! 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?


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.


It is a clever and informative book and fun to read as well.

103.1FM Grafton

Rudge’s mixed media illustrations are inviting. She uses humour to reiterate the words shown on each page, and readers will love finding some of the things shown on each page.


It’s a joyous story of identity and having a place in this big world

My Little Story Corner

upon closer inspection more and more storylines are revealed that complement the main, and beautifully inclusive, depiction of the mums’ days


Libby Gleeson explores a big day in the life of a group of hard-working toddlers and their hard-working mothers, with the help of watercolour and pencil illustrations from Leila Rudge.

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