I Love My Mommy

I Love My Mommy

by Sebastien Braun
     
 

Sometimes mommies are funny and playful. Other times they are warm and comforting. And mommies always know when to laugh, where to play, and how to love. Through simple, moving text and endearing illustrations, Sebastien Braun captures the spirit of motherhood in a celebration for every mother and child.

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Sometimes mommies are funny and playful. Other times they are warm and comforting. And mommies always know when to laugh, where to play, and how to love. Through simple, moving text and endearing illustrations, Sebastien Braun captures the spirit of motherhood in a celebration for every mother and child.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Each double-page spread has a luminous illustration of a young animal with its mother, depicting one of the reasons the youngster loves his mother. "My mommy plays games with me" shows a mother chipmunk playing hide-and-seek in a hollow log with her baby. A doe and her fawn show that "mommy stays by my side." In the end, a pair of owlets snuggling with their mother announce, "I love my mommy." Even the endpapers are full illustrations, with a daytime and night-time scene, as the animals progress through a full day to night-time cuddling. This quiet, gentle book would be a great bedtime story—the evocative illustrations set the mood for a restful night. 2004, Boxer Books/HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 7.
—Dr. Judy Rowen
School Library Journal
PreS-In this loving ode, a variety of young animals describe the nurturing attributes of their dedicated mothers. "My mommy feeds me" shows a bird carrying a worm to a nest of chirping chicks; "My mommy stays by my side" depicts a doe and her deer; and "My mommy works really hard" features a buck-toothed beaver and her pup. The book concludes with a touching illustration of an owl with her wings draped around two owlets and the simple, powerful phrase, "I love my mommy." The lush paintings on unbordered spreads capture a childlike charm and the bright hues and friendly depictions of familiar creatures will appeal to young children. The oversized format and the large typeface make for an ideal read-aloud for lap-sit and toddler storytimes, and parents who are just learning to read English will feel especially empowered after sharing this accessible story with their children. With its depiction of animal mothers spending time with their babies and the simple text, the book touches on important parental themes and childhood needs.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060543105
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Edition description:
Ages 3-7
Pages:
32
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France, and he is the author of many picture books, including I Love My Daddy and two books in this series, Toot and Pop! and Digger and Tom! Mr. Braun lives with his wife in London, England. You can visit him online at www.sebastienbraun.com.

Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France, and he is the author of many picture books, including I Love My Daddy and two books in this series, Toot and Pop! and Digger and Tom! Mr. Braun lives with his wife in London, England. You can visit him online at www.sebastienbraun.com.

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