“I have not got used to my new mum, even though I love her (I absolutely love her), I miss my happy, painting, dancing, gardening, smiling mum.”

Amber Rose and her family are dealing with tragedy and change. But sometimes hope blooms.

Award-winning author Sally Murphy gives readers a heart-breaking glimpse of an average family dealing with tragedy and change. Illustrations in ink and watercolour.

Children’s Book Council of Australia (click for full review)
“Murphy’s text, set out as poetry, is simple and heartfelt.  Evans’s pencil illustrations are delicate, setting the scene for a small girl to express her worries, and a mother and her carer to retain their dignity in a difficult situation.”

Good Reading Magazine Australia
“This special story is about the hidden plight of many children whose parents or siblings have changed dramatically after a serious accident.”


ISBN: 9781922244376
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Binding: Paperback
Australian RRP: $16.95