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Mum's The Word

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 31st 1995 by A & C Black
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Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mum’s the word by Michael Morpurgo

When Eggbert the goat starts to act strange and consuming more food than normal, Farmer Rafferty expects that he is in for a lot more work. Eggbert starts to disappear and only arrive to eat carrots when Farmer Rafferty is away. When he goes missing again and everyone looks for him they find that he has 2 Kids which is the reason he has been taking so much food. With moments of humour this book is excellent for children between the ages of 5 to 8 years. This bo
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Feb 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a good if not spectacular short story.
The set-up and story flow well with a bit of mystery thrown in. A child might well enjoy it.

I feel it might lead to questions that a parent might not want to answer. The motivation of the characters is unclear for the most part too. It just felt rushed in places.

It was a hard book to rate. The illustrations are great for the story. I just felt the story could have used another four pages minimum.
Jun 06, 2012 added it
A sweet book you would read at bed time when your a little kid
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as the other Mudpuddle stories.
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Sir Michael Andrew Morpurgo, OBE, FRSL is the author of many books for children, five of which have been made into films. He also writes his own screenplays and libretti for opera. Born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, in 1943, he was evacuated to Cumberland during the last years of the Second World War, then returned to London, moving later to Essex. After a brief and unsuccessful spell in the army, ...more
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