Just What Mama Needs

Just What Mama Needs

by Sharlee Mullins Glenn, Amiko Hirao
     
 

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“There’s something to please nearly everyone in this tale.”—School Library Journal

When Abby plays dress-up each day of the week, she's always just what her mama needs. After all, a detective will definitely find that missing sock, and a pirate can help Mama swab the decks . . . er, kitchen floor, that is! But Mama

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“There’s something to please nearly everyone in this tale.”—School Library Journal

When Abby plays dress-up each day of the week, she's always just what her mama needs. After all, a detective will definitely find that missing sock, and a pirate can help Mama swab the decks . . . er, kitchen floor, that is! But Mama makes no bones about the fact that what she loves most is Abby herself. Household chores are wondrously transformed into magical activities in this imaginative Mother's Day book that showcases the days of the week and celebrates self-esteem.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Abby likes to dress up and pretend that she is someone else. On Monday, she is a pirate who swaggers and shouts "Yo ho ho." Her mother is delighted and has Abby help her swab the deck, otherwise known as the kitchen floor. On Tuesday, Abby looks like Sherlock Holmes, and her mother puts her to work finding her missing socks and underwear. Wednesday brings a cowgirl, Thursday a witch, Friday a genie who grants three wishes which mother adroitly turns into a clean up of Abby's room. The crowning moments come on Saturday when Abby is a queen barking orders and paying with coins from the palace treasury at the grocery store. Finally on Sunday, her mother is in for a surprise, because Abby is not pretending to be anyone other than herself. The story is clever and the canine family members created by Hirao are a perfect match. It is also a great opportunity to learn the days of the week. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ISBN-13:
9780152057596
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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