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I Love My Mommy

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I love my mommy very much,

She's great to cuddle, soft to touch.

Wonderfully child-like verses about everything that makes mothers irresistible to their little ones are illustrated with bright and bold pictures in this life-affirming book. Toddler-friendly, funny, and loving, this is an experience to be shared time and time again.

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Overview

I love my mommy very much,

She's great to cuddle, soft to touch.

Wonderfully child-like verses about everything that makes mothers irresistible to their little ones are illustrated with bright and bold pictures in this life-affirming book. Toddler-friendly, funny, and loving, this is an experience to be shared time and time again.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mommy is, in a word, awesome. "She's great to cuddle, soft to touch," writes Andreae (Giraffes Can't Dance), doesn't recoil from a "grubby nose" (a phrase that hints at this book's original publication in Great Britain), is a huge help when toilet training ("She's really very kind to me,/ She even helps me learn to pee!"), and offers plenty of positive reinforcement. Adorned with hearts, bubbles, and music notes, Dodd's (I Don't Want a Cool Cat!) nursery-hued, generously scaled cartoonlike drawings joyfully convey the many sides of Mommy—from silly ("I like to watch her brush her hair/ And dance around in her underwear!") to comforting (when a building block disaster strikes at playtime)—but only one mood: upbeat and unconditionally loving, even when Mommy is asking her little one "not to scream and shout" when they go out to eat. It may not be a true 360-degree portrait of the parent-child dynamic, but it could be just the ticket on those days when both sides need reminding of just how much they enjoy being with each other. Ages 1–5. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Just in time for Mother's Day gift giving or for the special mom-to-be comes this charming celebration of the many facets of mommy. One little baby extols the virtues of his mother. She is soft to touch, wipes away tears, drives baby in the car happily listening to his favorite songs, quietly admonishes if baby screams and shouts when they are out for lunch, gives bubble baths, reads bedtime stories, and gives the best kisses. This baby knows Mom is special and if you met her you would think so too. Bright, vibrant illustrations capture mom and baby in all their times together and capture all the softness, fun, and humor that is mommy. The wide-eyed baby smiles and cries, shouts and smears spaghetti, coos and giggles in his sweet endearing way. Rhyming couplets are upbeat and joyful and will be delightful to read again and again. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
School Library Journal
PreS—This appealing oversize book has a rhyming text and a huggable-looking toddler who clutches a purple toy duck. He lists some of the reasons he loves his mother: "She helps me wipe my grubby nose,/And tickles me between my toes!" The bright illustrations are set against pastel backgrounds with close-ups of the child and Mom outlined in black. With a little searching, children can even find the purple duck in each spread. This is a tale oft told, but with its cheerful, familiar scenarios, it will be a hit at storytimes.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Kirkus Reviews

Andreae and Dodd team up to create a winning read-aloud for the very young. As it is for most babies and toddlers, mommy is the center of this towheaded tot's universe. Andreae uses lilting verse as the young narrator takes readers through a typical day with mommy. The title begins with pure adoration: "I love my mommy very much, / She's great to cuddle, soft to touch." Soon mother and child are engaged in wiping a nose and tickling toes, singing songs in the car, holding hands, learning to pee, splashing in the tub, reading stories and ending the day with hugs and kisses. Dodd employs her signature style, using thick black lines and saturated bright colors. Her characters and objects fill the page, giving the reader a sense of intimacy. A judicious use of what appears to be red sponge paint adds playful texture in the scene showing the child eating "yummy" but messy spaghetti. In addition, readers can enjoy some interactive fun spotting the child's purple toy, which is cleverly included on every spread. The large format and warm tone make this truly perfect for little ones.(Picture book. 0-3)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423143277
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.

Emma Dodd studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Saint Martin's School of Art, London. She has worked on many books, including the popular Amazing Baby series (Templar Publishing) and the Dot and Dash series (Scholastic). The first book she wrote and illustrated herself, WHAT PET TO GET? (Templar Publishing), was shortlisted for the 2006 Early Years Awards. Emma's books for Orchard UK have proved an instant hit and her vibrant illustrations and funny storytelling delight children the world over.

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