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50 lucky mums will WIN an advanced reading copy of the book Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood from Allen & Unwin – valued at $27.99 each.

Read the sensational new novel from Danielle Wood before it hits the stores. Allen & Unwin have 50 special advanced reading copies of Mothers Grimm to giveaway to MoM members.

Mothers Grimm by Danielle Wood

In a fairytale, the only good mother is six feet under. All the others are bad news.

A fairytale mother will exchange her first born child for a handful of leafy greens. And if times get tough, she’ll walk her babes into the woods and leave them there.

But mothers of today do no such things? Do they?

In this collection of heartbreakingly honest stories, the mothers of the Brothers Grimm are brought – with wit, subversiveness and lyrical prose – into the here and now. Danielle Wood turns four fairytales on their heads and makes them exquisitely her own.

Mothers Grimm RRP: $27.99  

Available where all good books are sold in September 2014.

To find out more about this great read, go to Allen & Unwin

Please note this competition is open from 25th June 2014 until 23rd July 2014 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. J. NimmoQLD
  2. M. BuckleyVIC
  3. T. JenartNSW
  5. K. LloydWA
  6. N. VirginSA
  7. K. DoughtySA
  8. L. MillerSA
  9. L. DowhalukNSW
  10. C. JoseQLD
  11. R. NealVIC
  12. A. OGormanVIC
  13. K. BongettiNSW
  14. N. CarruthersWA
  15. N. LewisQLD
  16. K. ClarkNSW
  17. A. BoxerVIC
  18. M. FieldWA
  19. P. O'BrienSA
  20. D. GouldVIC
  21. L. Robinson-mannVIC
  22. K. DvornikVIC
  23. E. PetersQLD
  24. K. PearsonQLD
  25. G. De WitWA
  26. D. MullerSA
  27. T. TurnerQLD
  28. C. HiltonNSW
  29. J. KoolSA
  30. G. LenskeQLD
  31. A. DukeSA
  32. C. GibsonQLD
  33. R. CookSA
  34. J. MelissariNSW
  35. L. NanottiSA
  36. R. StevensonQLD
  37. L. NeedhamQLD
  38. I. O'MearaVIC
  39. V. LittleWA
  40. D. WellsNSW
  41. E. MeganVIC
  42. R. PrattQLD
  44. K. LakemanSA
  45. T. ArnolTAS
  46. H. AllenQLD
  47. T. KrajaSA
  48. L. TaylorVIC
  49. S. NicoleVIC
  50. L. LockSA
  • taking my son to kindy on the wrong day!

  • I feed BillyCat tinned fish. The same lovely tinned fish we eat. It works out cheaper for me as I only buy it when it is on special. Son, Davey told the lady next door we eat cat food same as BillyCat. I couldn’t wait to explain! Soooo embarrassing.

  • Went to drop my daughter at school and when we got there she said she couldn’t get out of the car because she had no shoes on!!

  • Mummy was supposed to buy some ready made popcorn for my birthday but decided to be a good mummy and home make it, she smoked out the whole party, good one mummy

  • When I had our first child, babies were kept in the nursery unless you chose rooming-in, but we had access at any time. I spent a blissful hour breastfeeding with my little one, until the nurse found me and revealed that I was feeding someone else’s baby!

  • Making a cup or pot of tea and forgetting the tea bag. A classic.

  • Birthday cakes I’ve made for my daughters 5 birthdays the 2 worst were dolly Varden cracking apart & a bee skep that looked like a big poo.

  • When my eldest son was about 8 weeks old, we had swaddled him for his afternoon nap. We later headed out to the drive-in movies. It was much colder at the drive-in, and using the boot as a change table we realised we had completely forgotten to dress him at all!

  • my mum is the man of the house

  • I cooled them and he still wouldn’t eat. Then we realised they were spicy Mexican sausages. OOPS!

  • Being so tired that when I am cuddling my baby and thinking she is my 3 year old. That is when I get her from cot instead of imagining I did it.

  • I have a 7 year gap between my 2nd and 3rd to be fair I’m out of baby mode. Family sets off for a 4 hr trip to Bendigo get there and realise I never packed the nappy bag. No nappies, bottles, clothes blankets no pram ect. Quickest holiday we’ve ever had.

  • I left my newborn baby in the supermarket! I had just left hospital and picked up a few items…and left her there in the capsule next to the jam! I went back and got her!

  • I had bought some sausages for breakfast. I cooked them up as usual and served them to master 4 and he kept complaining they were hot and wouldn’t eat them. I cooled them and he still wouldn’t eat. Then we realised they were spicy Mexican sausages. OOPS!

  • I was showering with my daughter in the shower cubicle after a swim at our neighbourhood aquatic centre when she suddenly exclaims in an overly loud and enthusiastic discovery of the century voice ‘Mummy you have such curly hair in your down there!’. It was mighty embarrassing exiting the cubicle to a full shower room after that!

  • Explaining to Miss 5 where babies come from… When people love each other very much, daddy puts a seed in mummy’s tummy. Told to my Sister as when she grows up Mr 9 (Brother) will plant a seed in her tummy and they will have a baby. EPIC FAIL!!

  • Said I would go pick up a friends child and drop them to school but when I walked outside I had a brain snap and just walked my kids to school.. 20 minutes later my friend rings and ask’s where I am? Whoops!

  • I don’t have any funniest story

  • I have three girls, I have many to choose from. One of the best was my eldest daughters 3rd birthday. Got the presents, wrapping paper. Forgot the birthday card. Thought a three yr old wouldn’t care and printed one from the computer. Miss was unwrapping, scrunched the printed card with paper and demanded to know where her real birthday card was. Try explaining that to a three yr. Didn’t realise till midnight that I forgot, couldn’t get one. We lived in a small town with no 24 hr anything and no Sunday trade. She still brings it up!

  • was trying to teach my son how to say truck but to no luck then in the middle of a shopping center he came out with what he thought was the right word but he use a f instead of a t and of course it just had to happened when there was no noise so embarrassing

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