The Best Mum in the World

Book Author & Illustrator Pat Dunmore & Cat Chapman
Rights Available World excl. NZ, Chinese, Estonian

The perfect “I love you” book for Mother’s Day or any day. What makes mum so special? Is it because she’s so brave, or so funny, or can drive a tractor? Find out in this delightful, funny picture book that will be every child’s favourite bedtime story. There’s even a special page for children to draw a picture of their mum.

About the Author
Patricia Dunmore
published The Best Dad in the World in 2016, which was the Number 1 Best-seller for several weeks in a row leading up to Father’s Day, as well as Tis the Month Before Christmas: the True Story of Santa, in 2015. She is the author of several non-fiction books, including the best-selling Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records, and Strange Facts and True About New Zealand, as well as three novels for adults.

Cat Chapman has illustrated many books, including The Best Dad in the World, The Frog Who Lost His Underpants and others for Walker Books and Scholastic. She lives in Auckland.


Upstart Press





Picture Book

Age range
2-7 years

Publication Date

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ, Chinese, Estonian

Rights Sold:
Complex Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Estonian

Rights Agents:


Kevin Chapman, Upstart Press

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The Best Mum in the World... is a wonderful blend of well-considered text and heart-warming illustrations.

NZ Booklovers