Us Minus Mum won the first ever UK Literacy Association Highly Commended 7-11 Award and was long listed for the Carnegie Medal and Warwickshire Junior Book Awards. It was also one of Book Bag’s 2014 Top Ten books for confident readers and is shortlisted for the 2016 New Horizons Book Award.
George and Theo think their mum is brilliant. She tells great stories, can wave the fastest of anyone on the planet and most importantly, she was the one who suggested they adopt a scruffy dog called Goffo.
The boys think Mum is invincible. But they’re wrong. Because Mum is ill. Really ill. It’s up to George and Theo to keep Mum (and everyone else) smiling – which will almost probably definitely involve willies, shepherd’s pie and Goffo’s victory at the pet talent show.
This book is funny and a little bit sad, all at the same time.
To read Jill Murphy’s Five Star review, click here.
To hear Heather read an extract from Us Minus Mum, click here.
For Discussion Starters to use in book or guided reading groups, click here.
To find out how Us Minus Mum was developed, click here.