“My Mummy Couldn't Read ” was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award for “Book of the Year” in 2008.

“My Mummy Couldn’t Read” is resource for all ages. It can help elementary students learn to ask for help if they are struggling with learning. Children can read the book to their parents who might struggle with literacy. These parents can realize that there are places that they can go to receive help and understand that they are not alone when it comes to struggling with reading and it’s never too late to learn.

This is Carey Rigby-Wilcox’s life story woven into a children’s story. Carey graduated from high school with a very low level of reading. Her story is told from her son’s perspective. Having her son taught her that learning to read has an effect on everyone around you. She started to receive help from a literacy tutor. Together she and her tutor work on reading every Sunday. Learning to read has not only changed Carey’s life for the better, but has also created a wonderful life for her children.

“My Mummy Couldn’t Read” may be geared towards children, but the book's impact is profound. Through her own words and illustrations, Carey Rigby-Wilcox weaves an autobiographical story of her own emotional journey towards literacy. I highly recommend this book for both kids and adults - the message is touching, the images are lovely, and the author's storytelling abilities gracefully pulled me into her world, making me crave more from this talented woman!"
- Wes Funk, author of Dead Rock Stars and Cherry Blossoms, host of the TV program Lit Happens
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ISBN: 9780978187477
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