Mommy! Mommy!

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In this delightful board book from international favorite Taro Gomi, two chicks embark on a quest to track down their mommy. But appearances can be deceiving, and the chicks stumble across several lookalikes before finally finding their mother hen. Young readers will love attempting their own search-and-find for signs of the missing chicken, and both parents and children will appreciate this book's sweet, reassuring message.
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Overview

In this delightful board book from international favorite Taro Gomi, two chicks embark on a quest to track down their mommy. But appearances can be deceiving, and the chicks stumble across several lookalikes before finally finding their mother hen. Young readers will love attempting their own search-and-find for signs of the missing chicken, and both parents and children will appreciate this book's sweet, reassuring message.
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Publishers Weekly
First published in Japan in 2004, this hide-and-seek style board book follows a pair of yellow chicks as they try to keep tabs on their mother. “Mommy! Mommy!” they cry in early scenes, to which she replies, “Here I am!” But things aren’t always what they seem: what looks like Mom’s pink comb peeking from behind a bush or pile of rocks could be a flower—or a toothy monster. The story’s gentle surprises are sure to delight, as will the birds’ happy reunion. Simultaneously available: Peekaboo! Up to age 4. (May)
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"A fabulous addition to a baby's beginner library" - Cool Mom Picks

"The story's gentle surprises are sure to delight." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Kirkus Reviews
A mama hen plays a game of hide-and-seek with her two little chicks. The hatchlings call "Mommy! Mommy!" when they can't locate her, and she reassuringly appears with the words "Here I am!" with the turn of the page. The first time, their mama is simply in the distance, but the next time, she hides behind a wall before reappearing. This pattern alters as the chicks go on to mistake a fuchsia-colored flower poking out from behind a bush and the scraggly pink coat of a fanged monster protruding from behind some rocks for their mother's comb. The mother-and-chick reunion takes place on top of a barnyard roof while a happy sun looks on. Gomi uses spare watercolors on white backgrounds, graphically simple shapes and the subtle placement of beaks and eyes to convey lots of action and emotion. Adults should share this title sensitively with their youngsters, since some toddlers may find the pink monster (or is it supposed to be a dog?) a little bit frightening. It is lovely to see more and more of Gomi's work being translated into English, but this offering proves that not all of his work has universal appeal. (Board book. 1-3)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452108346
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 639,464
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Taro Gomi has created more than 350 books for readers of all ages, including Bus Stops, My Friends, Spring Is Here, Scribbles, and Doodles. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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