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The Best Mama in the World
     

The Best Mama in the World

by Susanne Lutje, Eleni Zabini (Illustrator)
 

We all have the best mama!
  
It doesn’t matter who you ask, each of us will agree.
That the one with the best mama of all is obviously, me!
 
From hugs and kisses to playing and comforting—mamas are all the best! A little fox, a kitten, a duckling, a little girl and more share their favorite things about

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We all have the best mama!
  
It doesn’t matter who you ask, each of us will agree.
That the one with the best mama of all is obviously, me!
 
From hugs and kisses to playing and comforting—mamas are all the best! A little fox, a kitten, a duckling, a little girl and more share their favorite things about their mamas.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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School Library Journal
02/01/2014
PreS—A series of animals and a little girl celebrate their mothers in this story told in rhyme. A fox relates how her mother bandages an injury and comforts her. A kitten's mother "gives my face a wash/until I'm sparkling clean." A baby polar bear is warmed up by "a nice hot cup of tea." Mama duck "Takes us little ones to splash/And cool down in the lake." Baby seal and mama build "a sand castle…with shovels, shells, and toys that float/And water from the sea." The final spread shows a girl in her mother's arms at the edge of her bed: "My mama waves to the moon and stars/As through the glass they peep./She tucks me in, give me a kiss/and then I go to sleep." Cheerful illustrations provide anthropomorphic animals in their habitats embellished with clothing, toys, and household goods, giving lots of details to spot on the page. However, it is a bit odd to see the animals in their natural settings with household objects such as a teapot on a stove and a cub in a carriage in the polar bears' icy landscape. Mem Fox's Time for Bed (Harcourt, 1993) and Nancy Tafuri's All Kinds of Kisses (Little, Brown, 2012) provide better and more timeless portrayls of motherly love in naturalistic settings.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735841574
Publisher:
North-South Books, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2014
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
AD890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Eleni Zabini was born in 1975 and enjoyed painting and drawing as a child. She studied history of art in Graz and works as a freelance illustrator. She lives with her husband and their two children in Graz, Germany.
 
Susanne Lütje was born in Kiel, Germany in 1970 and grew up in the area. She spent six months in the USA and now works at Kiel’s Schauspielhaus Theatre and for the NDR broadcasting company as assistant director, dramatic adviser and production assistant. She also writes books for children.

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