A Perpetual Book: A book that keeps on giving.

Isn’t the idea of a perpetual book just the most beautiful idea?

It’s a book that keeps on giving. It’s a book that doesn’t last forever on your own bookshelf, but instead is passed on for other families to enjoy.

My beautiful friend gave me a copy of There’s a House Inside My Mummy when I told her I was pregnant with B2.

There was something extra special about this book though. When I opened the front cover, it became clear that others had read this particular book before me.

This book was given to her by another friend when she was expecting her second child and she kindly passed it on to Cam and I. We enjoyed reading this book together to help us prepare for the arrival of our new family member.

Now that Zac has been born, I’m keen to continue the beautiful tradition that has begun by I adding my inscription to the inside cover and passing the book onto to another friend who needs help preparing their child for the arrival of a new sibling.

Book Details:

Author: Giles Andreae

Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban

ISBN: 978-1841210681

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Hachette Children’s Books, March 2002

A Perpetual Book: A book that keeps on giving.


  1. Oh what a very thoughtful, beautiful idea. So super special! I think I will have to do this! Pinning xx

  2. Oh Jackie, this is just beautiful. We read that book to Miss Poss when the twinkles came along. It’s so special to see who it’s been passed down to. Hopefully it will stay in your family forever!

  3. How creative! That is so cool how it’s been passed down to different mothers expecting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous idea x

  5. What a beautiful idea and such a nice way to pay it forward as well.

  6. This is such a great idea! I love it and hope to use it in the future! :)

  7. What a very special book and a beautiful gift to give! It gave me goose bumps to see the shared comments in the front cover. I wonder how far this book will go…..

  8. Love this idea, and Im sad that I never knew about this book, would have loved to have read it to my kids.

  9. MY little girl just started telling me there was a house in my tummy and that I should get a baby for in there. I wonder if she heard this book at a friends house. The perpetual book is a great idea. It would work well with something like the kissing hand for commencement of school.

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