Ten Little Ladybugs in my Jar
A Song to Sing
My Mummy Couldn't Read
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A Wish for You
Balloon's to Heaven
New Book 2017
Author: Carey Rigby-Wilcox
Illustrator: Carey Rigby-Wilcox
Publisher: See a Book Take a Look
Published: First Edition 2007
Second Eduction 2014
Audience Level: Juvenile Fiction,
Size: 8” x 8”
Format: Full-colour children’s book, 32pp
July 21 2017
Review #1: Review by Carla Trueheart
Review Rating: 5 Stars
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Reviewed By Carla Trueheart for Readers’ Favorite
My Mummy Couldn’t Read is a delightful, inspirational story that all children would love to read! The tale is told through the eyes of a young son as he follows his mother through her school years and to the years surrounding his birth. His mummy, in grade school, could not read and oftentimes tried to hide this fact from classmates and instructors. While Mummy made it through school, when it came time for her son’s birth and then his early years, Mummy wanted to read to him but could not. What follows is a story of overcoming obstacles and following through with determination. Author Carey Rigby-Wilcox matches the enlightening story with colorful illustrations that highlight the story without taking away from the images and feelings a reader might have in their own minds. In fact, the illustrations only add to those feelings and the reader’s imagination.
What I enjoyed most about My Mummy Couldn’t Read is the level of determination that Mummy showed at the end of the story. After many years of hiding the fact that she could not read, and doing whatever she could to avoid reading, Mummy finally determines that she must learn to read so she is able not only to read to her child, but also show him how to follow through with important goals. I don’t know what better lesson there might be for a child than that of following through with a goal and seeing it to fruition. Author Carey Rigby-Wilcox shows this through the illustrations, the full story told from the viewpoint of the child, and through the carefully chosen narrative. This book will be a great addition to any child’s library and will be appreciated by children and adults alike.
Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Literacy Sept. 15 2015
By Mavis Brown-Ekue - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I welcomed this book because my mother could not read or write. So she could not help me with my homework when I was in school. I became a teacher mainly because of that. Now that I am retired I wish to volunteer as a tutor to adults.