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Mommy's Briefcase
     

Mommy's Briefcase

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by Alice Low, Aliki (Illustrator)
 

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Curious children will learn about what their mommies do at work all day. With this playful story and heart-warming illustrations, kids can follow mommy throughout her busy work day. In the end, they learn an important and reassuring lesson: mommy may be busy at work, but she's always thinking of you!

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Curious children will learn about what their mommies do at work all day. With this playful story and heart-warming illustrations, kids can follow mommy throughout her busy work day. In the end, they learn an important and reassuring lesson: mommy may be busy at work, but she's always thinking of you!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Taking a leaf from the The Jolly Postman, Low and Aliki follow a working mother through her day, interspersing six briefcase-like pockets among their book's cheery, detail-packed pages. Rhyming couplets recount Mommy's routine at the Stuft Bear Co.: ``My secretary types a letter. `What's the address, please?'/ I find it in my address book. It's listed with the B's.'' Meanwhile, kids can remove related paraphernalia from Mommy's briefcase-in this case, glasses and address book. A cardboard sandwich and apple serve as lunch on the run, while a change purse displays the coins used ``to buy a cold drink from the juice machine.'' Other items include the morning paper (the Newsy Times, with headlines and pictures but no copy) a desktop picture of Mommy's offspring, etc. Aliki's animal cast is perky and personable, though she leans heavily on puns in background art: the Times includes a Meaosic section and Meous and Views column, while one of the company's models is pictured as a Cossack, or ``Rushin' Bear.'' Still, many amusing touches make this book a candidate for repeated readings and a playful introduction to the working world. Ages 3-5. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Victoria Crenson
A mother cat describes to her kitten how she spends her day at the office. Between each page of the story is a roomy pocket full of sturdy play versions of the many items in mother cat's briefcase. Other pockets contain mother's eyeglasses, calculator, her notepad, lunch, keys, etc. Young children will relate to her job as a toy design executive and want to join in.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439374637
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1902
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
3 Years

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Mommy's Briefcase 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased Mommy's Briefcase for my daughter at a book fair at school. She was amazed by it! The story was simple enough for her to tell the story back to me as well as satisfy her curiosity about the objects taken from 'inside the briefcase'. It is a wonderful story for my three-year old!