But Mummy Doesn’t Have a Broken Arm by Sam Davis

We’re delighted to tell you about Doncaster young poet, Sam Davis’ debut children’s book – But Mummy Doesn’t Have a Broken Arm, out now on Amazon.

Sam, who attends Hive Poetry Collective and recently took part in the Brave New Words Doncaster project (in partnership with Doncaster Creates) wrote the book in the absence of finding anything suitable for children to read around understanding why a parent, or adult in their lives, might be in a mental health hospital.

The book is beautifully illustrated by Luna de Vera and we think Sam is an absolute inspiration in following her creative dreams and addressing something much needed through her writing talents.

Buy the book on Amazon here.

Blurb from the book: But Mummy Doesn’t Have a Broken Arm looks at the reasons why a parent may be in a mental health hospital. It focuses on the visual difference between physical health and mental health. It also reiterates the fact that it’s not the child’s fault that a parent is poorly. It can be very hard for children to understand why their mum or dad is not at home, and to understand the complexities of mental health. This book aims to explain that in an easy to understand terms with illustrations to help alongside the text.

“Samantha Davis is a talent, her writing effortlessly makes you care. When caring is probably the most important thing we can feel, this book is vital for any young family’s library, pulling back the curtain on mental health and showing it for what it is. Where there isn’t standing there is hope. Nik Perring

Samantha Julianne Davis is a Yorkshire-born and bred writer with a history of mental health difficulties. She’s spent over 10 years in and out of mental health hospitals. Samantha enjoys writing stories and poetry and performing spoken word.