Mummy and Me (Humber and Plum, Book 1)

9780007388226: Mummy and Me (Humber and Plum, Book 1)

Gorgeous new bear character from the highly-regarded creator of Blue Kangaroo and Melrose and Croc.

The first book in a wonderful new series exploring the experiences of the very young through the eyes of the irrepressibly endearing Humber the bear.

Humber's mum is the centre of his world and he loves doing so many different things with her. But one day Humber's mum is busy and doesn't have time for him, so Humber decides he can be busy too!

Emma Chichester Clark's exquisite illustrations and wonderfully acute observations evoke a captivating world that both young children and their parents will instantly recognise.

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Praise for ‘Melrose and Croc’:

'Full of bright detail, this is a picture book young readers could well dream about as being the next best thing to entering its pages.' The Independent

'Two irresistible new characters from the creator of the popular Blue Kangaroo series.' Winter edition, Primary Times

'A heart-warming tale of how friendships begin… This book is a wonderful tactile experience, from the shimmery glittery cover… to the gentle watercolours inside, which are printed on the creamiest of papers.' The Irish Times

'It delights children but adults will appreciate the period evocation of the festive-season cities and the off-season seaside.' The Sunday Times

'Incredibly touching story.' Primary Times

'Gorgeous Christmassy story about friendship.' Angels and Urchins

'You don't have to get too sentimental to find something special…The light in the illustrations makes this book all the more magical.' Junior

'A beautifully illustrated and heart-warming tale.' Family Interest Magazine

'This author/illustrator goes from strength to strength… Mouth-watering illustrations, ideal text, two mightily engaging characters – altogether the star on top of the tree.' Carousel

Praise for ‘I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!’:

‘Presented in clear, bright colours, this is a charming tale about affection and sharing.‘ School Librarian

‘The story is told with great sensitivity and gentleness and it is a profoundly satisfying and rewarding book.’ Carousel

‘’I Love You, Blue Kangaroo!’…would melt the stoniest heart. Blue Kangaroo is ousted from his place… by a procession of new toys. A tender and touching story for three to six year olds.’ Sunday Telegraph

About the Author:

Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Royal College of Art . She has worked as a freelancer for magazines, publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, but now dedicates most of her time to children’s books.

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