Where’s My Mummy?
by Jo Brown (Author)
The egg from which Little Crocodile hatches rolls down a hill and our newly emerged protagonist looses his mummy. He wanders around meeting all sorts of animals who definitely are not his parent, since he can’t do what they do, such as squirting water like an elephant or rolling in the grass like a tiger. Eventually Zebra takes pity on him and brings him to the river where he meets Mummy, who has been looking everywhere for him. An opportunity to encounter a number of different animals is provided and there are lots of things to look at and talk about. In a book with a happy feel to it, Little C’s efforts to emulate the abilities of the various animals are wittily displayed. The colours are bright and cheerful and in particular I like the textured feel of the brushwork.