Published: 28/07/2014
ISBN: 9781783065448
eISBN: 9781783065820
Format: Paperback/eBook

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Helen McGonigal is a married mum of three from County Durham, who writes children's fiction, articles, poetry, flash fiction and two blogs. She has been writing seriously since she studied English Lit... read more

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Mummy Makes Milk
by Written by Helen McGonigal and Illustrated by Hilda Kripp-Partridge

Mummy Makes Milk is a new picture book by Helen McGonigal and Hilda Kripp-Partridge that introduces a little boy called Archie as he waits for his mummy and new baby sister to come home from hospital. Imagine his surprise when Mummy sits down and feeds the baby with her breasts! Archie is full of questions, as most little children are when they first see a baby being breastfed. As Archie’s mummy finds answers to all his questions, we join them on their first day at home as a family of four and are given a glimpse into their heart-warming home life through Hilda’s beautiful and distinctive illustrations.

Both author and illustrator are mums of three and based in the north of England. Their experiences breastfeeding their own children and Helen’s experience as a breastfeeding peer supporter make them more than qualified to bring this story to life with just the right level of information for small children.

Hilda’s skills and talent as a fashion illustrator make her the perfect person to express the close family relationships. The breastfeeding pictures are realistic and her attention to detail is easy to see in the patterns and designs used on clothing and in the home.

The book makes a lovely gift for any child experiencing gaining a new sibling and is also a great educational resource for children’s centres, school libraries, nurseries, maternity units and health visitors.

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Hilda Kripp-Partridge's illustrations have European influences that stem from her time studying fashion illustration in Antwerp, Belgium and her travels around Europe. 'Mummy Makes Milk' may be her first foray into illustrating children's fiction, but her work has also featured in fashion publications in Japan, Germany and Spain.
She is currently based in Yorkshire, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her experiences breastfeeding her own children have helped her create realistic breastfeeding images for the book, whilst her love of pattern and interiors is evident in the distinctive illustrations that give the reader a glimpse into the cosy and heart-warming home-life of the family.

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