Little Bear from Me and My Dad! is back, this time with its mother. The prose is simple-"My mom's not afraid/ of the dark or the night./ And I'm brave like her/ when she's holding me tight!"-and the illustrations are fuzzy-soft (mom and baby look more like stuffed animals than actual bears). They "glide" through bubbly blue-green water alongside graceful fish; afterward, "mom dries her fur," and Little Bear wiggles its bottom "just like her," their features obscured by the mist of the evaporating water. Predictably adorable. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Me and My Mom!by Alison Ritchie
My mom is so special in every way. I want to be just like my mommy one day. For the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Me and My Dad! comes a companion book that celebrates the very special relationship between a mother and child. Little Bear’s mom is so smart she can do just about anything! She can roar and swim like a fish and she’s never
My mom is so special in every way. I want to be just like my mommy one day. For the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Me and My Dad! comes a companion book that celebrates the very special relationship between a mother and child. Little Bear’s mom is so smart she can do just about anything! She can roar and swim like a fish and she’s never afraid of the dark. But the thing that she does best of all is hold her bear cub tight. Stunning illustrations capture the love that these two bears feel for each other. The perfect gift for Mother’s Day, this is sure to be a favorite for both mother and child.
A bear cub delights in spending a fun-filled day with his mother. While adults may cringe at the grammatically incorrect title and uneven meter, preschoolers with an affinity for schmaltz might like it. "We make strings of flowers/and Mom is so clever/That her daisy chain/seems to go on forever!" The unbridled admiration the cub displays toward his mom is also evident in Edgson's soft, bright acrylic paintings. Overall, however, the story pales next to Anthony Browne's succinct, sublime My Mom (Farrar, 2005) or the innocent, cartoonish glee of Karen Katz's Mommy Hugs (S & S, 2006). Devoted fans of Ritchie's Me and My Dad! (Good Bks., 2007) may want this companion. Otherwise, it is unessential to any but the largest picture-book collections.-Rebecca Dash, New York Public Library
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I've always looked for "special books"... first for my children, and now for my grandchildren. I want to pass on my love and appreciation for books, and the best way to do that is to find books like this one, that are well written, and beautifully illustrated. Alison Ritchie, and Allison Edgson do an amazing job! I also recommend "Me and My Dad" by the same author. I think you will be very pleased.