There's a House Inside My Mummy

Author(s): Giles Andreae

Picture Books

A funny and tender board book story about a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive.


There's a house inside my mummy,
Where my little brother grows,
Or maybe it's my little sister
No one really knows.


Waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive can be a confusing and worrying time for young children. Sharing this simple rhyming story together is the perfect way to reassure your little one and involve them in all the excitement. Told with humour and warmth by Giles Andreae, the author of much-loved family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.


'A great book for sharing with your first born while your second is still in the 'tummy house'' - The Times

A note from the author:
'When my wife became pregnant for the second time, I was talking to Flinn, our 2-year old son, about what was going to take place and how exciting it would be for him to have a brother or sister. I started to think about it as though I were a young child myself ... 'There's a house inside my mummy' was a phrase that just popped into my head, and from then on the book was a joy to write.'


Product Information

A funny and tender story about a little boy's wait for his new brother or sister.

The gentle story is told in rhymes from the point of view of a little boy. Bournemouth Daily Echo Beautifully written in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again. Carousel Told with humour and a simple rhyming text. A wonderful, uncomplicated way of explaining things for a younger child. Cork News When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on this subject, the one that came up time and again was this one. Parentdish This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler. Cork Evening Echo It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea... the one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's 'There's A House Inside My Mummy'. Scottish Book Trust A popular book that captures the wonder and excitement of looking forward to a new member joining the family Families Magazine It can be really difficult for a child to adapt to a new member of the family and books are a great way to introduce the idea. The one I most frequently recommend is Giles Andreae's There's a house inside my mummy Scottish Book Trust This little board book tells it how it is through the eyes of a toddler Evening Echo When I asked friends with more than one child which book they'd recommend on the subject, the one that came up time and again was this one parentdish.co.uk This clever story explores a child's perspective of his mummy being pregnant. Beautifully told in simple rhyme, it is a book that can be read over and over again Carousel An everyday story made special by the gentle humour, simple rhyme and friendly pictures The Independent A great book for sharing with your firstborn while your second is still in the 'tummy house'. The Times Creates a sense of security to encourage a young child to feel involved Junior

Giles Andreae is the creator of Purple Ronnie, Britain's favourite stickman, and author of some of Orchard's best selling picture books. This is the second time Giles has teamed up with Vanessa, after the success of Love is a Handful of Honey. Vanessa Cabban studied at the Royal College of Art. She has illustrated several children's books.

General Fields

  • : 9781841210681
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orchard Books
  • : February 2002
  • : 276mm X 244mm X 5mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Giles Andreae
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Vanessa Cabban
  • : English
  • : 823.9/14
  • : From 2 To 5
  • : 32
  • : Picture books
  • : illustrations