Who's Your Real Mom?
‘Elvi, which one is your mum?’
‘They’re both my mums.’
‘But which one’s your real mum?’
When Nicholas wants to know which of Elvi’s two mums is her real mum, she gives him lots of clues. Her real mum is a circus performer, and a pirate, and she even teaches spiders the art of the web.
But Nicholas still can’t work it out!
Luckily, Elvi knows just how to help Nicholas understand.
Bernadette Green grew up loving animals and being outside. She was no happier than when she was high up in a tree or riding her horse, Blue. As a young girl she dreamed of becoming a writer but life took her in many different directions. She trained as a youth worker and shiatsu therapist before returning to writing and studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT.
Bernadette's passionate about children's writing and believes every child should be able to see themselves in the books they read. She lives in Melbourne with her partner, Jennifer, their two daughters and dog, Coco.
Anna Zobel is an illustrator, writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. As a child, Anna wrote and illustrated her own books, and she hasn't stopped since. Anna is inspired -- and occasionally infected -- by the children she works with, and hopes to represent them in her work.
"Who's Your Real Mom? is a beautifully illustrated and entertaining picture book story by the team of author/storyteller Bernadette Green and artist/illustrator Anna Zobel that celebrates nontraditional families and captures exactly what lies at the heart of family life--love."
--Midwest Book Review
"This imaginative picture book affirmation of family centers brown-skinned Elvi, who has two mothers. When Elvi's friend Nicholas asks which of her parents is the "real" one...Elvi cleverly reframes the subject, defining her mother in ways every child can understand...Hatched and stippled textures in ink and marker...offer the illustrations a snug, soft feel"
"A sensitive story that encourages children to talk and think about a diverse range of family setups."
--The School Reading List
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