Children's Book Review: Mine by Sarah Hammond, Illus by Laura Hughes

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Parragon Books, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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And now for an adorable book to add to your Christmas gift giving list this holiday season!

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 Mine! is a hilariously-true book about how little girls interact. Kitty is the café lady, and everything is in order. But then Lea arrives and suddenly everything changes – she spontaneously introduces new café guests and music! Sulking, Kitty hides in her tent – but things are awfully quiet without Lea. Mine! explores the process of children learning to share, as well as accepting one another's differences.


The author based the book on many afternoons spent with her 2 young nieces!


This is an adorable book and one that would be perfect packaged together with a tea set and a cookie baking set for a wonderful Christmas present for your favorite little girl! Laura's illustrations are adorable and wonderfully illustrate both the differences between the 2 little girls, and how they are the same! The story is typical 4-6 yr old little girl, and parents will find themselves smiling as they read this book with their children!

We highly recommend making the 'chocolate cakes' from the book, based on a recipe that Parragon has wonderfully provided for readers of Mine!:
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Mine! fudge cakes recipe

About the Author:      
Sarah Hammond used to work as a solicitor  before changing career paths and graduating with a MA degree in ‘Writing  for Young People’ from Bath Spa University, UK, where she wrote her first novel. Mine! is Sarah’s debut picture book. Sarah lives and works in Bath.Check out her website for more!

About the Illustrator:

Originally from Bath, UK, Laura Hughes studied at Kingston University and graduated with  a  BA degree in Illustration in 2005. Initially focusing on a career in editorial illustration, Laura recently returned to her first love of picture books and children’s. Check out her blog for more!

Parragon is celebrating 25 years of business with lots of freebies, like the recipe above!
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