Tell Me My Story, Mama

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"Tell me the story about when I was inside you, Mama."

A lot of exciting things happened while this little girl was waiting to be born. Mama's belly was so big Daddy had to lean over to give hugs. Pictures were taken with a special camera, names were being chosen — everyone was happy preparing for the birth. And when it finally did happen, it was what everyone had been waiting for. The union of Deb Lund's sweet text and Hiroe Nakata's gentle illustrations will delight, in this ...

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Overview

"Tell me the story about when I was inside you, Mama."

A lot of exciting things happened while this little girl was waiting to be born. Mama's belly was so big Daddy had to lean over to give hugs. Pictures were taken with a special camera, names were being chosen — everyone was happy preparing for the birth. And when it finally did happen, it was what everyone had been waiting for. The union of Deb Lund's sweet text and Hiroe Nakata's gentle illustrations will delight, in this celebration of every child's unique birth story.

As they look forward to the arrival of a new baby, a mother tells her young daughter of the time when they waited for her to be born.

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The Washington Post
A sweet offering from Deb Lund and Hiroe Nakata, Tell Me My Story, Mama...handles a tricky subject with tenderness.—Jessica Bruder
Publishers Weekly
In Lund's (Dinosailors) sweet and sensitive imminent-sibling tale, a preschooler asks her very pregnant mother for "the story about when I was inside you." Nakata (Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate), like the insightful mother she portrays, keeps Mama's condition a secret from readers until the final pages, allowing them (again, like Mama) to focus on the girl's story. Mama, an expert raconteur, uses vivid and often comic detail to give depth to her unadorned language. "I bumped into people because I forgot how large I was. And Daddy pushed me up hills when we went for walks." The girl eagerly participates in shaping the narrative. Her attentive face appears in miniature at the bottom right corner of the flashback spreads; she asks questions ("How did you get to be so big?") and adds elements she relishes from previous tellings ("And I was mad!" she gleefully recounts of her noisy delivery-room debut). Nakata fills the diagonal space between Mama's and the girl's comments with pastel watercolors that seem as light as air. Yet every scene percolates with the excitement of parental anticipation and a knowing, warmhearted sense of humor (Daddy's first-time-father anxieties-often manifested in his inability to keep his glasses on-make for an effective running joke). The story ends on a simply articulated but enormously reassuring note: "The new baby will have its own story," Mama tells her daughter. "You'll still have yours." The shelf of new baby books may be crowded, but it's well worth making room for this graceful, gently funny entry. Ages 3-5. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
A little girl begs her mom to tell her the familiar story of mom's pregnancy and the day she was born. The mother indulges her with tales of how she ate lots of white food ("like crackers, mashed potatoes, rice and vanilla ice cream"), got so big daddy had to push her up hills, and read lots of parenting books. The girl asks "could you see me, Mama?" and the next page shows mom getting an ultrasound—a nice updating for our time. Finally, the big day comes and so does a huge snowstorm. The mom and dad make it to the hospital after a struggle, and the little girl makes her debut—screaming and kicking, but soon calmed when mom and dad hold her for the first time. At the end, we realize that the mother is again pregnant, and the little girl is seeking assurance—"but the new baby will have its own story . . . you'll still have yours." Whimsical watercolors help advance the story. 2004, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 6.
—Dr. Judy Rowen
Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A little girl asks her mother to tell the story of her birth. Her prompts are evidence that she's heard the tale many times before, but can't hear it often enough. At the conclusion of Mama's loving reminiscence, readers learn that the family is awaiting the arrival of another child. The youngster is reassured that "the new baby will have its own story" and "You'll still have yours." The fluid, primarily pastel watercolors portray both the preschooler's playful buoyancy and her mother's gentle love. While not exceptional, this appealing treatment of the topic will reassure siblings that they still have a special place in their parents' hearts. Debra Frasier's On the Day You Were Born (Harcourt, 1991) addresses the subject of birth in a more universal manner. Jamie Lee Curtis's Tell Me Again about the Night I Was Born (HarperCollins, 1996) recounts the story of a birth and adoption.-Heide Piehler, Shorewood Public Library, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Awaiting the arrival of her sibling, a young toddler is regaled with tales of the story regarding her own birth. Lund's prose neatly captures the natural conversational rhythm between tot and parent. As the mother reminisces, the child eagerly interjects with comments and questions, reveling in the notion that she too made her mommy's belly so big that her mom had to be pushed up hills and so forth. Liberally laced with humorous anecdotes, Lund offers a toddler-friendly, generalized version of pregnancy and birth and the surrounding emotions. Readers searching for technical description of gestation and birth will need to look elsewhere. Nakata's watercolor illustrations are colorful and comic. Soft tones dominate the paintings, which portray both the current and historical events. The mother's reminiscences are delineated by amoeba-like borders with a small vignette of the toddler's gleeful reactions included in the corner of each spread. Warm-hearted and compassionate, this tale is ideal for sharing with expectant siblings, who will appreciate this subtle reminder of their own individuality. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060288761
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/30/2004
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 6 Years

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