A simple, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting book for anyone coping with loss.
If Mum has gone, how do you carry on? Missing her feels like a dark cloud that follows you around, or like swimming to a shore that never comes any nearer. But memories are like a jumper that you can cuddle and wear. And Mum's Jumper might be a way to keep her close.
Rights sold: Welsh, English, German, Chinese (complex and simple), Italian, Catalan, Castillian, Basque
Exquisitely moving (The Guardian)
A wonderful, tear-jerking book about grief and eventual recovery, with a message that lingers (Empathy Lab)
With beautiful emotive illustrations, this is a very powerful book to help us learn about grief. (Juno Magazine)
'Mum’s Jumper' is a wonderful safe space for children (or possibly even adults) to explore any loss or bereavement. It will now be top of my list to recommend to our school staff when it’s needed. (Caroline Clary, school librarian at William Cobbett Primary)
'Mum’s Jumper' is Perkin at her visually eloquent best in a book that will be a vitally important support for families working together through the grieving process and children coming to terms with a life-changing experience. (Broken Frontier)
A beautiful, brave picture book about loss (Planet Picture Book - Australia)
A sensitively but honestly written picture book about loss, grief and empathy (Picturebooksblogger)
Our mother died a year ago this month and even though 'Mum's Jumper' is aimed at little ones, it really touched on our experience and understanding of grief as well. (Kickstarter backer)
32 pages + end paper
Size: 28 x 21 cm