We're Making Breakfast for Mother

We're Making Breakfast for Mother

by Shirley Neitzel, Nancy Winslow Parker
     
 

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It's Mother's Day, and two children are preparing a breakfast feast for their unsuspecting mother—to be served in bed, of course. Nothing comes out quite as intended, so it's Mother to the rescue in this extraordinary rebus book. See more details below

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It's Mother's Day, and two children are preparing a breakfast feast for their unsuspecting mother—to be served in bed, of course. Nothing comes out quite as intended, so it's Mother to the rescue in this extraordinary rebus book.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Dad and the children decide to make breakfast for mom. Well, you can imagine what happens. Everything goes wrong. Spilled milk, jelly on the floor, you name it, but Mom knows how to save the day.
Children's Literature - Deborah Zink Roffino
All the best elements of an easy-reader-the clever rhyme, a cumulative story, and rebus pictures in place of difficult words-serve to make this delightful story a favorite for moms and kids. Sticky jam and burnt toast trail off the tray of messy, affectionate preparations for mama's breakfast in bed. Elementary text, charming color pencil sketches in a universally appealing book.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2The rhymes and rebuses in Neitzel and Parker's books give them child appeal and make them good tools to teach and reinforce reading. They are also very effective models for creative-writing instruction. Most important, though, they are good, happy-ending jaunts at storytime. We're Making Breakfast for Mother features Dad, two children, and a dog and cat preparing a breakfast of cereal and toast, which is served on a silver tray with a vase of flowers. Although the story is predictable, promising disaster before the end ("Here's whole wheat toast, a little too brown, with raspberry jelly...Oops! Jelly-side down"), children won't mind knowing what's coming. Mother takes it all in good spirits. "We'll put on our jackets and go for a hike, since I don't want to see what the kitchen looks like." Parker's simple, watercolor-and-colored pencil illustrations are similar to those in The Bag I'm Taking to Grandma's (1995), The Jacket I Wear in the Snow (1989), and The Dress I'll Wear to the Party (1992, all Greenwillow). The characters are real, down to the dog who gets the toast and the cat who gets the cereal. Everybody enjoys the finale when Dad, Mother, and the children go to Joe's Cafe for pancakes. A great selection, particularly for Mother's Day!Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688145767
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.33(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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