“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world,” the English novelist Agatha Christie once said.
But what of a child’s love for the mother? And what happens when the love of the two, meets? The answer lies in Inħobbok! a special book about the enchanting bond between a mother and child.
Beautifully illustrated, one side of the book has the mother expressing her love: “I love watching you sleep”, “I love your tiny hugs”, she says to the little boy.
When the book is turned around, we have the child telling his mother the things that he loves about her: “I love your smell”, “I love cuddling in your lap”, “I love listening to your heart beating”. Aww.
The two stories then meet in the middle of the book, with a spellbinding illustration, a colourful burst of tender emotion.
Written by famous Portuguese author and actress Fernanda Serrano, and magically illustrated by Sandra Serra, this book definitely warms up the soul.
The Maltese translation by award-winning author Leanne Ellul gives it a life of its own, with carefully chosen words which enhance the dialogue between the mother and child.
Inħobbok! is an ode to one of the strongest connections in nature and simply makes the best way to say “I love you mamà” on Mother’s Day.