No Kiss For Mother

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Review

Piper Paw is one of the toughest tom cats in school with a sharp claws and even sharper insults. But no matter how tough his reputation on the streets, he somehow can't avoid a kiss from his doting mother. Whether in public or private, Piper can’t stand to be kissed and fussed over and it’s high time his mother found out.

This reissued classic combines stunning illustrations with razor-sharp insight into family dynamics. Atmospheric and laced with dark humour, No Kiss for Mother draws on the timeless theme of growing up: Tomi Ungerer skilfully depicts the challenges for both children and parents in confronting a child’s growing independence. This book is a gem waiting to be discovered by a new generation of readers.

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