Friday, April 29, 2016
Thanks Mum: A Kiwi Celebration - Brilliant Mother's Day publishing from Penguin Books NZ
Thanks Mum: A Kiwi Celebration
Touching messages to NZ mums hits shelves this week
While there are hundreds of inspirational mother figures in literature, there are many more amazing mums out there in the real world. This Mother’s Day, Penguin Random House NZ wants to celebrate them – in the best way we know, through a book. And not just any book, a Penguin Classic – something many of us have grown up with.
Penguin Random House has been supporting mums around the world for more than 80 years, from pregnancy advice and bedtime stories, to homework help and ‘mum time’ escapism. To further recognise the importance of mothers in all our lives we decided to do something unique, publish a collection of dedications from real people in the iconic Penguin Classics format. Over 10,500 copies will hit bookstores from this Wednesday, 20th April.
In early January, Penguin Random House put out the call to New Zealanders everywhere to send in a message to their mum which would be published in a very special book. Messages flooded in from people all over the country, from ages 8 to 80, keen to show their love and appreciation for everything their mum has done for them.
The result is Thanks Mum, a tribute to New Zealand mums. Thanks Mum is a heartfelt collection of letters, memories, poems and tributes written by everyday people. It is an anthology of motherhood, spanning love, life, laughter and loss; an uplifting account told through the eyes of children – young and old. It celebrates the good, the bad and the plain embarrassing. From unconditional love, quirky habits and annoying sayings – to friendship, hardship, laughter and loss. And for those people who don’t have a message included there is a blank page so that they can write their mum their own very special message.
Thanks Mum is available as a gift with purchase on selected Penguin Random House titles.