The Times Children’s Book of the Week.
In this eye-catching, neon-bright picture book, a baby sees their mother in every aspect of their day from birth to first steps.
A mother’s a house,
She’s a car in a rush,
She’s a lullaby hush.
As the pages go by, the child grows. The mother becomes a road, a story and a show, the illustrations at times literal, unexpected. On the final page, the child is ready to take their first steps. Because a mother is a home that you carry inside you forever.
Offering a unique baby’s eye view of the first year, A Mother Is a House contains all of the funny observations and emotions of a mother and child’s first year together—shown through bright, modern illustrations and special inks.
A chic and stylish gift book for expectant parents, baby showers, new mums, Mother’s Day, or as a celebratory gift for daughters and grandparents.
Aurore Petit is one of a new young generation of French illustrators to emerge from the influential School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. She lives in Paris.
Translated from the French by Daniel Hahn.