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Kids Book Reviews: Her Mother’s Face

This dreamy little book by Irish author Roddy Doyle is SUCH a beauty – I was first attracted to the lone copy on the bookstore shelf by it’s charming illustrations, and Molly’s love of all things ‘mother and daughter’ :)

I always pre-read books to make sure there’s nothing between the pages that would upset M, and this is one that her sensitive little soul would dwell on as it deals, very quietly and powerfully, with a little girl called Siobhan who struggles to cope in the years after her mother’s death and not being able to remember her face anymore. I read it silently in the kitchen today and was captivated – I want to read it again and again, it’s magic, so heartwarming. It’s a keeper for when M is a little older – I’m thinking 8+.

My favourite part of the story is at the end where Siobhan’s Dad tells her that her mother used to say ‘put a feather in your knickers’ to him anytime she saw him wear a sad face – I’m going to use that, and maybe always carry a spare feather in my bag for such moments :)
I haven’t done any kids book reviews in a while – note to self….’do more’

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