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Mudkin by Stephen Gammell
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Dec 14, 10

Read in December, 2010

When my daughter was about 3 years old, she came into the house covered in mud. After some discussion about how to keep out of mud-puddles while wearing our nice clothes, she looked at me with the sincerest of faces and said “When I grow up, I’m gonna be a pig in the mud. Then nobody will worry if I get dirty or not.”
When I read Mudkin, I was quickly and vividly taken back to that day. I never again made my daughter choose between “nice” clothes and a mud-puddle. When the mud was out, her clothes were wash-and-wear. The illustrations are, as expected, phenomenal. So very true in a magical, whimsical way, to the fun my children always had in the mud. A very good lesson of letting go of inhibitions and letting imagination take hold.
This should be on every parent’s to buy list!
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