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Where's my mummy?
2008
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Author Notes
Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous books for young readers, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES, also illustrated by John Manders, and BORIS AND BELLA, illustrated by Gris Grimly. She lives in Illinois.<br> <br> John Manders has illustrated several books for children, including HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES by Carolyn Crimi, THE PERFECT NEST by Catherine Friend, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU by Dayle Ann Dodds. He lives in Pennsylvania.
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Characters
Little Baby Mummy (Boy), Wants one more game of hide-and-shriek before bedtime with Big Mama Mummy
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Topics
Babies
Mummies
Games
Mothers and sons
Bedtime
Self-esteem
Halloween
Holidays
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  School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Little Baby Mummy does not want to go to bed. Demanding one more game of "Hide and Shriek," he runs outside to conceal himself in the graveyard, but Mama Mummy doesn't join him. Like the young bird in P. D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? (Random, 1960), he sets off to find her, heading into "the deep, dark woods, the spookery woods" and encountering several creepy creatures: "Clank clink clank/Woo boo woo/Clank clink cloo/'Mama Mummy, is that you?'/But out of the woods clanked-/Bones!" This skeleton, as well as a blob and a vampire-all making their nighttime preparations-greet the mummy and tell him to go to bed. The only time the youngster is truly frightened-by a mouse-his mother is there to comfort him, take him home, and tuck him into bed. The gouache paintings depict the action with humor, and the eerie details and nighttime hues create just the right mood. Well-placed page turns add a bit of suspense. A reassuring offering for youngsters who want just a touch of the shivers.-Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
This gently spooky read-aloud treat is also a satisfying bedtime book -- sure to delight the youngest reader on many a deep, dark night. <br> <br> Little Baby Mummy wants just one more game of hide-and-shriek with Big Mama Mummy before bedtime. The night is deep and dark, full of friendly creatures that click their clacky teeth and whoosh past on flippy-floppy wings. But who will comfort Little Baby Mummy if a small, scritchy-scratchy someone gives him a scare? Big Mama Mummy, of course! Fresh, comical illustrations complement this ever-so-slightly suspenseful story with a satisfying ending.
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