7 July 2017

ACRBA Blog Tour My Brother Tom by Michelle Worthington

3 - 7 July 2017

is Introducing 
(By Wombat Books, 1 April, 2017)


Michelle Worthington

About the Book:

Tom was born earlier than expected and had the doctors worried. His big brother wasn't worried though, he saw angels outside his window and knew everything would be okay.
My Brother Tom is a story for older siblings of premature babies to help them make sense of what is happening at a difficult time.

About the Author:

Michelle is an author of children’s books, who is also available for workshops on writing for children, book signings and school readings.
Michelle Worthington was born in Brisbane, Queensland and currently works and lives in the Redlands. She enjoys travelling and has spent time studying in France where she lived for a year. 
Winner of the 1988 Little Swaggie Award and other Australian poetry competitions, she has been published in numerous Australian and International poetry anthologies. Since a very early age, Michelle has shown a love of words and rhyme, and has always excelled at English and Creative Writing. Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland in 1996, Michelle is currently undergoing studies to further her career as a published author and book publisher.
Australian publisher, Wombat Books has released her first children’s picture book titled The Bedtime Band. It is the story of what the animals in the Australian bush get up to when children are at home asleep in their beds. Michelle has two sons, Jordan and Cody, who she has read to every day since they were born, as she believes in the importance of fostering a love of books in children. Her books encourage children to use their imagination and dare to dream big. Michelle’s other titles are available at www.michelleworthington.com.

My Review:
Thanks to Wombat Books for my review copy.

This is a sweet book that deals with a serious subject and based on a true story. Tom was born prematurely at 28 weeks. While his parents are worried about him his older bother knows he will be ok as he has seen the angels looking out for him. On one night when things are looking really bad we see his parents have to go to the hospital and he asks the angels to go with them. The illustrations are well done and the story will be a comfort to other young children in the same situation where a sibling has been born early.

One other thing about the book all royalties go to Life's Little Treasures Foundation. 

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