Enough Love? by Maggie Hutchings
This book was part of the Notable list for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards – Picture Book of the Year.
Willa had one dad, one mum, one home, and a bird. And that was enough. So when Willa’s parents split up, she’s pretty sad. But at least they are still all hers. Until Dad meets Kevin and Willa’s family starts to grow and keeps on growing. When will enough be enough? Or is there always room for more love?
No one really likes change – it’s hard! It’s especially hard when you don’t have any control and the changes involve your whole family. So imagine being a kid who feels their whole world is being torn apart?
Willa is a child who has everything she needs: “1 Dad, 1 Mum 1 home and 1 bird”, until her parents’ divorce and her world gets turned upside-down. Navigating the changing dynamics of her family Willa learns to open her heart and embrace her growing family.
Written in Willa’s voice and beautifully illustrated in the colours of childhood, ‘Enough Love?’ touches on the themes of families, relationships and change. It handles the tough subject matter with delicate humour, warmth and love.