I had planned to run this post on Friday, in conjunction with Dee White's review of 'Our Gags.' However, Blogger was down and hockey matches, basketball and other family commitments have intervened; including digging our new community garden vegetable patch!
'Our Gags,' is broadly based on our family and in particular my Mum, Rita.
It's a story of sock washing that litters the hallways, dishes that haven't been done, tired mums, new babies and toddlers that are feeling a little neglected.
Annabelle Josse's fun illustrations are a wonderfully warm accompaniment to this collection of three short stories for early readers. Our Gags is part of the Walker Stories series.
Gags is the name we call my mum, rather than Grandma, or Gran. It's one of those childhood names that stuck.
I've shared lots of stories about my mum in this book, how she was a great troll in Billy Goats Gruff, how she zoomed into the house and left it smelling of baking and cleaning...
So if you would like to win a copy of 'Our Gags,' all you need to do is share a story about your own mother, it can be funny, sad or happy...it can be about how she helped out with children, or something else. I'll ask my daughter to help me choose the best three stories...or maybe I'll ask Gags to help.
Due to the problems with Blogger last week, I'll extend the deadline till 8pm Tuesday AEST.
Hope to hear from some of you.