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Mommies Don't Get Sick!
     

Mommies Don't Get Sick!

by Marylin Hafner
 

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Oh, no! Mommy feels sick and is staying in bed today. Abby tries to help out, but nothing goes right - until everyone pitches in and works together!

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Oh, no! Mommy feels sick and is staying in bed today. Abby tries to help out, but nothing goes right - until everyone pitches in and works together!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hafner uses a cartoon-strip format (pets get dialogue balloons, too) to recount the comic results when a girl takes over household chores for her sick mother. Ages 4-up. (June)
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Christopher, a small boy, shrinks his mother down to a very tiny size during his bathtime. His mother gives him orders to clean up his toys and turn off his television. Christopher becomes frustrated with being small and having so many responsibilities, so he decides that he wants mommy to go away. He shrinks her, puts her in a toy boat and sends her off on her own in the ocean of water in his tub. Mommy is scarred, but Christopher promises to take care of her. After a while mommy tells Christopher she wants to be big again, he honors her request and she admits that it's hard to be small. Christopher wanted his mom to understand how he feels being small. The illustrations in the book are very colorful and bright and the moral of the story is good. However, the idea of shrinking mommy, who is the protector, and putting her in the hands of a child who really does not understand what it means to protect is somewhat unsettling.1997, G. P. Putnam's Sons, a division of The Putnam & Grosset Group, Ages 4 to 6, $12.95. Reviewer: Tamara Hundley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763601546
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
06/02/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.27(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range:
4 - 18 Years

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