The Best Mother's Day Ever

The Best Mother's Day Ever

by Eleanor May, MH Pilz

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Lucy, who has a history of disastrous Mother's Day surprises, wants everything to be perfect this time. She asks her friend Diego, an immigrant from Mexico, what he has done on that special day. He explains that in his country the kids sing a morning song to their mothers and then prepare a special breakfast. Lucy decides to treat her mother to a Mexican Mother's Day, with Diego's guidance. They attempt to make tamales, then wake Lucy's mother early by blasting music on a boom box. This only succeeds in angering her as the tamales burn. After both mothers express their frustrations with their kids' attempts, they come to the realization that children are the same no matter where they are from. Both Lucy and Diego are likable representatives of two different cultures, and young readers are certain to relate to them. Their efforts to give their mothers a memorable celebration are both humorous and touching. The illustrations are full of expression and action, adding to the story's enjoyment. Information about various customs, food, and activities in different countries is boxed throughout.—Donna Atmur, Los Angeles Public Library

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Kane Press, The
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6.40(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)
AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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