My Mother is Weird

Rachna Gilmore

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ISBN: 9781894838740

My Mother is Weird

  Author:   Rachna Gilmore  
  Artist :   Brenda Jones    
  Publisher:  Acorn Press

A hilarious look at a child’s view of a mother’s bad day. Originally published in 1989 by Ragweed Press, this book is considered to be a P.E.I. classic. This unique view of mother’s “bad day” through the observant eyes of a child is a weird and wonderful story for parents and children. My mother is so weird. Some mornings, when she wakes up, she has horns on her head and long pointy teeth and claws. She speaks in a voice like a jackhammer. But after her morning coffee, Mom’s horns disappear, and her teeth and claws shrink back to normal. She speaks in a soft, smooth voice. But, one morning…we ran out of coffee…

Details and Specs
ISBN associated with this title:9781894838740
Item AC0082
PublisherAcorn Press
PublisherAcorn Press
Published onJuly 3 2012
Language eng
Pages 24
Format Paperback
Dimensions8(in) x 8(in)
Shipping weight75(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Rachna Gilmore is the Governor General’s Award winning author of over twenty best-selling children’s books with multiple honours and awards. Her books are sold internationally and have been translated into over a dozen languages. My Mother is Weird was her first book, originally published in 1988 by the Island’s Ragweed Press. Rachna is thrilled to see this book in print again with another Island press, and she readily admits to being as weird as ever. Rachna currently lives in Ottawa where she continues to plark – play, work and lark – at dreaming up stories. For more about Rachna, see her website: and her blog: rachnagilmore.blogspot.com

Brenda Jones grew up in Prince Edward Island and now works as an artist at a Montreal animation studio. She has illustrated many books, including Buddy the Bluenose Reindeer, My Mother is Weird and Hockey Night Tonight.