Even If I Spill My Milk?

Even If I Spill My Milk?

by Anna Grossnickle Hines
     
 
Because Jamie doesn't want his parents to go to a party and leave him with a babysitter, he tries to delay their departure with a series of questions. Mama's loving answers make for a warm and reassuring story to allay bedtime fears. "Appealing bibliotherapy."-- Kirkus Reviews

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Because Jamie doesn't want his parents to go to a party and leave him with a babysitter, he tries to delay their departure with a series of questions. Mama's loving answers make for a warm and reassuring story to allay bedtime fears. "Appealing bibliotherapy."-- Kirkus Reviews

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-This story dramatizes a young boy's unhappiness when his parents prepare to leave him with a sitter. As his mother gets ready for a party, Jamie asks her to tuck him in. The wise woman agrees to stay with him for five more minutes. As the child goes through his bedtime rituals, he tests his mother's love. ``Will you love me even if I spill my milk...on your special going-to-a-party dress...on purpose?'' The mother's answers to his questions reflect her patience, love, and resolve to go out. When the five minutes are over, he asks for one more favor; he wants the sitter to read him a story. Everybody wins in this typical family struggle. Hines has modeled a problem-solving situation into an interesting, even humorous tale. Her illustrations-colored pencil over marker-depict a realistic but sparsely detailed setting. However, while the characters remain recognizable, their facial dimensions change from one picture to the next, which mars an otherwise attractive book.- Nancy Seiner, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395650103
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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