Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month 

We're delighted to announce that Rebecca Cobb's The Something has been awarded this month's Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month. WH Smiths are offering you the chance to buy the book at a discounted rate along with other titles that have been rated this month by a Mumsnet Panel. 

When a little boy's ball disappears down a mysterious hole in the garden, he can't stop thinking about what could be down there - a little mouse's house? The lair of a hungry troll? Or maybe even a dragon's den. Whatever it may be, he's determined to find out!

A glorious imaginative adventure from the award-winning creator of Aunt Amelia and Lunchtime, and illustrator of The Paper Dolls, written by Julia Donaldson.

What Mumsnetters said: 

"The pictures are wonderfully intricate and stimulate a lot of extra questions and ideas, so not one to read if you're not in the mood to be interrupted every 5 seconds with a 'why...'!"

"My dd asked for it 3 times in a row, and took it to bed with her that night..."

"I’m sure we will be looking for a 'something' the next time we go on a walk!"

Claim your discount

WHSmith are offering Mumsnetters a 50% discount on The Something by Rebecca Cobb - that's a reduced price of just £2.99. 

To claim your discount simply print the voucher and hand it in to any participating WHSmith store, or if you don't have a printer, just show the voucher below - easy peasy. 

Click here to download the voucher- offer ends 31st October  


More from Macmillan

Alice in Wonderland book and CD by Lewis Caroll
Puybaret's rich, jewel-like illustrations perfectly capture the wit and whimsy of Wonderland, while the elegantly simplified text retains Carroll's most memorable lines. Fresh, modern and gloriously colourful, this is an enchanting first step down the rabbit hole and into the world of Alice.

Includes a story CD, read by Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt (Anna).

Mumsnetters Say:

"The CD was great... we all enjoyed it in the car whilst my ds (age 3) turned the pages in his car seat”


The Cow who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced - and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her... and soon discover a world of surprises!

A richly atmospheric, thoughtful and funny picture book from rising star Gemma Merino. Her debut picture book, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water, has won a string of awards and many fans all over the globe. Her deliciously expressive artwork is created using monoprint, coloured digitally.


Mumsnetters Say:

"This lovely book embraces the world of 'what if' and encourages young children to follow their dreams and original ideas, no matter how others respond".

How Mumsnet Rated works

Each month 150 members of the Mumsnet panel are sent one of three books to read with their child aged two to six: each book is read and reviewed by 50 MNers. Once they have read the book, the reviewers complete a survey form to rate the book on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is absolutely brilliant and 1 is terrible. The book with the highest average score wins the Mumsnet Rated badge.   

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