MUM’s the word for pretty-as-a-picture Sheffield sisters Brodie and Madison Knowles.
The little girls have earned their mother a special treat - by being crowned the winners of The Star’s Draw Your Mum competition.
Brodie, aged seven, and Madison, five, got busy with crayons, coloured pencils and felt tip pens to conjure up the lovely likeness of their aptly-named mum Laura Drew.
“They entered the competition as a surprise to me,” said Laura, aged 28, who lives with the girls and her partner Martyn Knowles, 37, on Edmund Close, Bradway.
“They did the colouring at their nannan Rose Knowles’ house in Low Edges, and she sent it off for them - I didn’t know anything about it.
“But Brodie couldn’t keep the secret for long. She told me she had a surprise for me but that she wasn’t meant to tell. It’s lovely that they have won, because they entered the competition last year too.”
The good news is a second happy surprise for Brodie, Madison and their family.
“We’ve just found out I’m pregnant again,” said Laura. “So they’ll be having a little brother or sister in the autumn.”
Brodie said the winning picture she helped to craft looks ‘just like’ mummy.
“I did the drawing, and Madison helped me with the colouring,” said Brodie, who is in Year 3 at Greenhill Primary School, where Madison is in Reception class.
“It’s exciting that we have won. It looks just the same as mummy.”
Brodie said she does like drawing, but it’s not her favourite subject at school.
“My best one is maths,” she said.
Hundreds of children entered the Draw Your Mum competition, and their pictures were printed in a special supplement in The Star last month.
Readers voted to choose the picture they thought best.
The Star’s Editor Jeremy Clifford said Brodie and Madison were deserving winners. “We received so many beautiful colourful drawings, and every one of them could have been a winner,” he said. “It’s obvious there are some lovely mums out there, and some very arty children!
“Brodie and Madison’s picture really does look very much like their mummy.”
The family win a £20 gift card to spend at Meadowhall, and a meal for six at The Acorn Inn in Burncross.