The Mommy Book
  • Alternative view 1 of The Mommy Book
  • Alternative view 2 of The Mommy Book

The Mommy Book

4.0 14
by Todd Parr
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Some mommies sing you songs.
Some mommies read you stories.
All mommies want you to be who you are!

With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.

This is the perfect book for

Overview

Some mommies sing you songs.
Some mommies read you stories.
All mommies want you to be who you are!

With his trademark childlike art, Todd Parr celebrates all different kinds of mothers. Whether mommies work far away or at home, cook or order pizza, they are all lots of fun and filled with love.

This is the perfect book for celebrating mommies on Mother's Day, and all year round.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
The Barnes & Noble Review
Acclaimed author/artist Todd Parr -- whose previous children's books deliver "feel-good" messages about believing in yourself and being different -- now takes a turn at celebrating mothers. Dedicated to "all the different kinds of moms who have worked so hard to make life a little easier with their unconditional love and support," The Mommy Book is a colorful, quirky, kid-friendly tribute to mommies everywhere.

Employing Parr's trademark bright colors, bold lines, zany characters, and funky, freewheeling style, each page of this playful picture book describes a mom. From "Some mommies drive minivans" and "Some mommies drive motorcycles" to "Some mommies work at home" and "Some mommies work in big buildings," all kinds of smiling moms are depicted here. There are casual moms and conservative moms, outdoorsy moms and cosmopolitan moms...but they all have one thing in common: They all love to hug and kiss and care for their kids. And as Parr declares on the last page, "All mommies want you to be who you are!"

Both a celebration of individuality and a testament to the loving nature and importance of moms, The Mommy Book will make both kids and parents smile. And as an extra bonus, this book comes packaged with a whimsical greeting card for kids to send to their moms to say, "I love you." With The Mommy Book, the rewards of motherhood never end! (Jamie Levine)

Publishers Weekly
Just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day, a pair of books by Todd Parr celebrates different kinds of parents. "Some mommies work at home/ Some mommies work in big buildings," states The Mommy Book, accompanied by Parr's signature combination of simple text and neon-bright contrasting colors with bold black line. Similarly, The Daddy Book highlights the differences between dads. (Apr.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-In these companion titles, Parr celebrates characteristics of mothers and fathers, and points out differences. For instance, "Some daddies teach you how to walk Some daddies teach you how to ride a skateboard"; "Some mommies fly kites Some mommies fly planes." The simple texts are accompanied by joyful, childlike illustrations done in vibrant colors, with faces that are yellow, tan, blue, purple, and other hues; figures and objects are outlined with thick, black lines. Parents of both genders are shown working at home and holding cleaning supplies. A few pages share the same text, for example, "All daddies [or mommies] like to watch you sleep!" The books close with the statement that all mommies [or daddies] "love to kiss and hug you" and "want you to be who you are!" While these titles do not overtly address single-parent households and nontraditional families, Parr allows youngsters to see the similarities that many families share by recognizing differences.-Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316608275
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
BK&ACCES
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
227,643
Product dimensions:
10.37(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Todd Parr has inspired and empowered children around the world with his bold images and positive messages. He is the bestselling author of more than forty books, including The Goodbye Book, The Family Book, The I Love You Book, and It's Okay to be Different. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Berkeley, California
Date of Birth:
July 9, 1962
Place of Birth:
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Education:
High school diploma
Website:
http://www.toddparr.com

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Mommy Book 4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All moms are worthy of special words regardless of their careers. As we see in this book, raising a family is certianly a career and moms are reflected in new and different kinds of lights. This would make a great gift for Mother's Day and for fathers on Father's Day as my hubby enjoyed it too. There are a few others I have enjoyed sharing with him and he seemed to agree on. One of them we both especially liked was Mommy-CEO, by parenting expert and columnist, Jodie Lynn. She also shares insight into the lives of moms but does not leave out dads. If you don't have these two - consider it a done deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We have all of Todd's books and love them! They are our grandchildren's favorites. Smith Pass
SteenieN More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this book. I like the sentiment, but it's a little annoying to hear about women from a man. Again. Every children's book I've purchased (which I admit, isn't very many) is narrated by a man. I realize the narrator is probably also the author, but does "The MOMMY book" really need to subtly reinforce the already prevalent idea that men are the ultimate source of knowledge about the world?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Barbero More than 1 year ago
i have the hard copy and think this book is so cute. its very short though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rhhjil );rrrrrttryyiiuhgjj