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No Dummy For Mummy: From Poppy Seed To Parrot

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Here's a book on parenting like no other. It's all about my first years as a mother. A collection of rhymes to take you all through. My pregnancy up until my daughter turned two. It's an honest account of the good and the bad. Some parts are funny and others quite sad. It's in no way judgemental but I do have a moan. I hope it helps others see they're not on their own. ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published October 31st 2019 by Independent Publishing Network
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Shiri Atsmon
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a heartwarming book! The format, using rhymes to tell an honest recount of a mum-to-be and new mum is so unique, it really does pack a punch. The anecdotes and topics covered are so relatable and it was encouraging to read someone else's experiences. I think it is such a perfect and thoughtful present to any mum to be, new mum or just any mum who might need a bit of cheering up! Also unlike other parenting books, this one is so easy to read. People often forget how tired pregnancy and paren ...more
Graham Metcalfe
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having bought this book for my sons partner, I decided to read the first couple of pages before wrapping it for Christmas and found myself hooked. Page after page had me on a roller coaster ride of emotions, the author has given a lovely insight into the ups and downs of early pregnancy, child birth and there after, the tears and laughter are felt all the way through the book, and as a reader you get to understand a little of how much pressure there is in todays parents and I do hope the author ...more
Lesley Sloan
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful informative and humorous read. Wish I’d had this book when I was pregnant - I read many books at that time but none of them came anywhere close to the descriptions of life during pregnancy, life with a new born and life as baby grows into a toddler. Oh the body changes, the exhaustion and so many funny moments as baby grows and develops into a little person. The author Sally Wilkes has done a superb job of putting down on paper her feelings as a new mother and I can highly recommend th ...more
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My friend sent me this book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and actually couldn’t put it down, I loved it from cover to cover. It’s an absolute must read for mums and mums to be. It is honest, funny and very real. I loved the insight next to each rhyme of Sally’s life and real time stories and thoughts to what she was going through at the time. I have passed my copy to a friend who is a mum to be. I think it could be very helpful for a new mum to learn that even hard thoughts are all very norma ...more
Charlene Kitchener
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
No Dummy For Mummy is the honest account of parenting i never knew i needed to read. Every thought and moment i and many other mums can relate to from pregnancy through to raising a child. It is relatable, emotional and funny; i read it all in one sitting. A perfect book for any mum or expectant mum.
ellie brogan
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous! Perfectly depicts Mummy life. Laugh out loud funny at the good the bad and the downright ugly of parenthood. Sally words perfectly depict a rollercoaster of emotions and even though it is a lighthearted book she still gets the hard and overwhelming feelings in there too.
Definitely a perfect baby shower gift! Lovely lovely read by a talented lady.
Karen McMillan
This was such a fantastic read. A relatable, amusing and comforting selection of poetry that would be a brilliant gift for any new mum to help normalise those feelings that we all have. Really recommend.
Lisa Callaghan
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book. The author has written a poem and a commentary for each stage, from finding out you're pregnant to having a toddler. These poems are hilarious, open, honest and accurate. The author captures each moment perfectly. A must read! ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a charming collection of poems that perfectly capture the highs and lows of mummyhood. Honest, insightful and inspiring.
Louise Forte
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this fun light hearted book. The book is written in poems for each stage of pregnancy to having a toddler and gives you a laugh along the way. A beautifully written must read!
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book. It would make a great present for anyone who is expecting a baby or has toddlers.
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Sally first started writing in 2016 just after her eldest daughter was born. She began to write poems and rhymes about everyday life as a way of processing and expressing the tidal wave of emotions she felt as a new mum.

Inspired by the books that she was reading to her daughter, Sally turned her hand to writing and illustrating children’s rhyming stories in 2017. The first of these, “A New View of

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