I’m Leanne Murphy a Children’s book Author of “When Mummy went to hospital”. This is a true story. A delightful rhyming story about a family navigating the ups and downs of Mummy being in hospital. Lots of sharing, caring, tears and joy. Illustrations by Connor and Molly who are the children from the story.
A4 size 30cx x 21cm
28 full colour pages
I made myself a promise: The idea for this book was built out of necessity from my own experience.
As much as I looked there was no book that was suitable for young children to explain “mum’s going to be gone a few days or a week… she loves you, she’ll be back…”. From my son’s point of view, at only 3 years old, I was there one minute, gone the next.
I had a long road to recovery as well, and needed age appropriate ways to explain that quiet games or colouring in would be all I could manage for a while.
This book is suitable for ALL hospital visits, from day procedures to sibling births, long illnesses like cancer or like mine, multiple surgeries.
I made myself a promise that when I was well again I would create this book. Little did I know my children, with all that time spent colouring in, would become the perfect illustrators!