Get Ready, Mama!


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$18.99  $17.66
Ek Books
Publish Date
10.5 X 10.1 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds

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About the Author

Sharon Giltrow was born the youngest of eight children and grew up on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia surrounded by pet sheep, sandy beaches and fields of barley. She now lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband, two children, a tom cat and a miniature dog. Having worked with children for all of her career, she has been a teacher of children who are hearing impaired and deaf-blind, and is now an Early Childhood Educator and Teacher Education Support working with young children with developmental language disorder.

Arielle Li is a Taiwanese-Australian illustrator based in Adelaide. She has been passionate about creating art from a young age, and has been pursuing illustration as a career since 2019. When she's not working, she enjoys long walks at the beach, chasing her cats around the house and practising Taekwondo.


In this tremendously funny role reversal picture book from Sharon Giltrow and Arielle Li, Mama needs all the help she can get. She even struggles to keep all her breakfast inside the bowl, opting to tip it all over herself, causing yet another change in the morning routine! Sure to be a favourite in houses around the globe as everyone recognises that repeated phrase '5 more minutes'. Get Ready, Mama! is already a term that has caught on in this household, at least!--NZ Booklovers
Little ones will delight in the cheeky role-reversal that sees a young girl doing everything she can to get her reluctant mother out of the house, and teachers, particularly will enjoy the twist in the tale.--Bottom Shelf - Edu Blog
A funny picture book where a mum and daughter swap places one morning. This would be great to read to a child 4+ going off to kindy, or very young school children. This is ingenious reverse psychology for young readers - pointing out some of their tricks to delay getting out the door in the morning.--What book next?
... cleverly uses role-reversal to turn the morning routine into a bonding experience for children and parents and carers, filled with giggles and relatable moments--The Pregnancy Centre
... touches on putting oneself in another's shoes, mixed in with the amusement of a role reversal situation ... offers plenty of teachable moments that are such a joy to learn.--Just Kids Lit
... very effectively uses the idea of role reversal in Get Ready, Mama!, with a child taking on a parental role. As well as making for a very fun book, this approach strikes me as a great way to encourage children to put themselves in others' shoes and consider different perspectives.--Cam McIntosh, Book Chat
Written with a second person point of view, the reader becomes part of the story. The child reader is sure to recognise herself - and it's just as applicable to boys. This will be a great addition to all libraries whether they be home, school, or public library.--Reading Time