From the team that brought you the rip-roaring bestseller My Dad Thinks He’s Funny and its sequel My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny.

When Mum’s busy she says she’s run off her feet. When I dawdle, Mum tells me to shake a leg. When I say, “I’m coming,” Mum says, “So is Christmas.” My mum says the STRANGEST things.


Bestselling picture book author Katrina Germein is published worldwide. Her book My Dad Thinks He’s Funny was Highly Commended in the 2011 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and short-listed for children’s choice awards across Australia. In 2013, Katrina launched the companion title My Dad Still Thinks He’s Funny, as well as the fun, lively tale, Somebody’s House. Several of Katrina’s stories have been recognised as Notable Books by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and have been featured on popular children’s television shows such as Play School. Katrina lives in Adelaide with her husband, their three children and an energetic dog named Mango.

Tom Jellett’s books have included: Hot Stuff by Margaret Clark, Fuzz the Famous Fly by Emily Rodda, and Australia at the Beach, a picture book by Max Fatchen. Tom now lives in Sydney and works as an illustrator for The Australian.


My Mum Says the Strangest Things is great for primary school kids to crack a joke with their mums. It’s quirky, it’s entertaining, and it’s oh-so-funny!

My Little Story Corner

My personal favourite for the year is My Mum Says the Strangest Things – probably because I see some of myself, my mother and my grandmother in this book!… Tom Jellett’s illustrations are always a delight – he and Katrina really do make a fabulous picture book team.

Childrens Books Daily

Katrina Germein and Tom Jellett have joined forces once again to bring readers yet another delightful tale of parenting… A lovely gift for sharing on Mother’s Day…


a delightful walk down memory lane, as you remember all the weird and crazy clichéd things your parents told you, but at the time you totally imagined were true.

Creative Kids Tales

An affectionate and nostalgic book, perfect for mother’s day.

The fun, colourful illustrations and the chance to have a giggle about the strange things mothers say are sure to have young readers reaching for this book over and over.

Kids Book Review

Beautifully and cleverly written and delightfully complemented by Tom Jellet’s line and wash drawings with perfect expressions on every bemused face.

Literacy, Families and Learning

This book is so spot-on, it’s hilarious.

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