Book Buzz: Where's My Mummy - Give-away!

Monday, October 05, 2009

A year ago I went to Borders to buy a new copy of Coco Counts. The original copy we owned went swimming in the bathtub with my son. Water + Board Book = Swollen, Soggy Mess. While there, Keegan asked for Monster Mess by Margery Cuyler. He LOVES this book. But unfortunately they didn't have it, so I handed him Where's My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by John Manders. He was IMMEDIATELY enthralled by the skeleton - just one of a few creepy creatures that you will find in the book. So of course I bought it!

Where's My Mommy? is a combination bedtime story/halloween story/good ol' monster story. It is about a Little Baby Mummy that just doesn't want to go to bed, so he pleads to Mamma Mummy to play one last game of hide and shriek. He runs and hides behind some gravestones and waits..and waits...and waits. Finally he TROMPS, TROMPS, TROMPS into the deep, dark night to find Mama Mummy. Instead he finds characters such as Bones the skeleton, Glob and Drac - all who tell Baby Mummy to GO TO BED. Finally, Baby Mummy gets a fright, Mamma Mummy finds him, they go through their bedtime routine and she tucks Little Baby Mummy up tight.

I love the repetition as he tromps, tromps, tromps through each page. There are plenty of opportunities to make eerie sounds with your toddler as there are clinks, flaps, glugs and rustling going on throughout the pages. And the adjectives are vivid, as baby Mummy leads you through spookery woords, shivery caves and slithery swamps.

My sons LOVE this book. They point out the mummies, frogs, mice, bubbles, bats, globs and all sorts of other creatures in this wickedly illustrated, frightfully fun book. They also answer questions about what they see on the pages and what will happen next. It's just a great book.

I have the larger, hardcover copy which costs $15.99. But there is also a smaller version, also hardcover, that is easier for toddlers to handle. This smaller book costs $7.99.

AUTHOR: Carolyn Crimi
PUBLISHER: Candlewick Press, 2008
RECOMMENDED AGE: 4 to 8 - But I've been reading it to my boys since my oldest was 2.5 years and my little one was not even a year.

One buzz reader will have an opportunity to win the smaller version of Where's My Mummy.

Visit Carolyn Crimi's Web Site and tell me something you learned from her site! About her, about the books - anything.

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  1. Just Another Hofeling said...

    I learned that she has a great sense of humor about life and herself and that one of her influences growing up was A.A Milne!

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  5. Just Another Hofeling said...

    I would love to check out Boris and Bella as well as the Buccaneer Bunny. They all look like such fun books!

  6. JenOms said...

    I learned that in addition to writing books, she also teaches adult education courses on writing for children, visits schools for Author Talks, and writes stories and articles for children's textbooks and magazines.

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  8. JenOms said...

    The book Tessa's Tip Tapping Toes looks very cute.

  9. susan said...

    At Carolyn Crimi's website I loved The Louds Move In! book.

  10. susan said...

    I learned that she is a Capricorn.

  11. susan said...

    I follow on twitter and tweeted.

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  13. summerseverydaymoments said...

    She has three older brothers and one older sister!

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  15. demmi said...

    boy I learned a lot about her I know she likes rainy days con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Carolyn said...

    Wow, thanks for visiting my website everyone! It's fun to read your comments here.

    And Erin, I'm thrilled your boys like my book!

    Happy Halloween!

    Carolyn Crimi

  17. moushka said...

    One of her dislikes is also mine: Tail-gaters

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  19. The McDougles said...

    I read that she teaches classes about writing children's books. That is cool.


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  22. Sara and Alex said...

    She has a dog one Pug, Emerson Crimi-Segreti, also
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  25. Terri said...

    Carolyn is originally from Long Island, NY and now resides with her husband Alfonso and her pug Emerson in Evanston, Illinois. I love her sense of humor.

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  27. Terri said...

    Another book she wrote that I like is Tessa's Tip Tapping Toes with a dancing mouse and singing cat. I loved reading the inspiration behind the story.

  28. Staci said...

    This looks like such a cute book! I learned that she also wrote Henry & The Buccaneer Bunnies, about a bunny who loves to read, which is a wonderful story my son already enjoys!

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  31. Staci said...

    I'm also interested in Don't Need Friends. Looks great!

  32. Terra H. said...

    Looks like a cute book! I learned that the author resides in Evanston, IL and one of her favorite writers is Sylvia Waugh. Thanks.

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  34. mail4rosey said...

    I learned that her best friend illustrated another book she wrote called Get Busy Beaver.

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  36. sito50 said...

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  40. sito50 said...

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