Isn't She Clever!
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The illustration on our cover is taken from Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by P J Lynch, 0 7500 0302 2, £10.00 (see Fairy Tale Favourites). The book is published by Simon & Schuster and we're grateful to them for help in using this illustration.
A brave attempt to reflect on the manifold jobs a Mum does. She's a nurse, teacher, gardener, cook, etc. etc. Each page shows what Mum does and then shows the professional doing the same job. Isn't Mum clever? She can do the same as all these people. It works up to a point, I think. The problem is that all the jobs Mum is shown to be doing are, with the possible exception of decorating the house, still traditional 'Mum's work'. A pity. The book has the potential to begin some interesting discussions, however.