Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Leave Me Alone! Book Review

26 January 2017

Leave Me Alone! Book Review

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Every so often, I type "knitting" in the search tool at the library. Then, I limit the search to children's books. Yes, I confess that my desire is to brainwash my children to see how awesome knitting is, and it's been working. (Charis has already tried to knit a few times.) Back in December, I borrowed a new book from the library: Leave Me Alone by Vera Brosgol.


It's about a granny who lives with her grandchildren. Winter is coming, and she has lots of knitting to do. (Very understandable.) She wants to knit up her projects, but the children are doing EVERYTHING imaginable to prevent her from doing so. One day, Granny shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her home in search of peace and quiet which would allow her to eventually knit sweaters for her 30 grandchildren. She is finally able to finish knitting in a wormhole! (It now became science fiction. At this point, I started rolling around on the floor from laughter. My daughter kept asking, "Are you okay mama? What's so funny?") Once her projects are completed, she heads back to her family.

My thoughts: 

This book is AWESOME. As most, if not all, mothers crave some alone time, Leave Me Alone really resonates with me. (Probably more so because I love knitting.) Some may be surprised that I read this to my two children-Charis and Justin. They too loved it. When reading it, I did all the voices and yelling, "Leave me alone." Thereafter, my children, especially Justin, frequently requested it. Charis retold the story to everyone who would listen; she even greeted her grandma at the door in December with the book itself. (No. There were no subtle hints.)

Have you heard of the book-Leave Me Alone? What children's books have you read to your children? Linking up at Booknificient


  1. I haven't read this book. But I will look for it at library. My oldest daughter love reading books. We actually have a small library in her room. My mom always bring her books to read. She buys them at a swap meet for some are 25 cents or more. Now my oldest reads to her sister. ❤️ I love it.

  2. Too funny. My oldest, now 12, tried to knit some at 5. Didn't last long, though.

  3. looks like a funny book, must need a funny voice while reading ;)

  4. Brilliant book. I can so relate!

  5. Bahaha!! This sounds so perfect for my knitting friend!! Her daughter is DEFINITELY getting this for her birthday!!

  6. This looks awesome. I'll have to check it out!

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