Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?

by P. D. Eastman


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Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman

Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop," "Fox in Socks," and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By," by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo," by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394800189
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 06/28/1960
Series: Beginner Books(R) Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 6,593
Product dimensions: 6.81(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 240L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

P. D. Eastman was an author-illustrator who created many children’s books, including Are You My Mother?Go, Dog. Go!, and The Best Nest. Trained at the National Academy of Design, he enlisted in the army in 1943 and was assigned to the Signal Corps Film Unit—which was headed by Theodor Geisel, who would eventually become known to the world as Dr. Seuss. After Geisel later approached him to write for his new Beginner Book series at Random House, Eastman published his first book, Sam and the Firefly. Since then, Random House has sold more than 30 million books by P. D. Eastman, and he has become one of the most beloved children’s book authors in the world.

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Are You My Mother 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 227 reviews.
Robert Bell More than 1 year ago
Would luv 2 read ARE U MY MOTHER 2 my granddaughter, but price is "rediculously" high for such a short book... ANIMATED OR NOT SINCERLY RB
dickmac999 More than 1 year ago
I have already purchased all the Dr. Seuss books FROM BN, and it is ridiculous to expect a parent to spend ten bucks for the electronic version of a small book for children.
Madison Dockery More than 1 year ago
No thank you. Not for 10 dollars. Even if it is one of my favorites.
GrammaCF More than 1 year ago
I gave my grand daughter this book for her seventh birthday. Why? Her father got a divorce when she was two years old. Her mother left my grand daughter "to find herself". I became the temporary "mother." Recently,when I read a book of Dr. Seuss to her class and asked the question, "What is your favorite Dr. Seussbook", every student was ready to give their favorite Dr. Seuss title. But my grand daughter spoke up and said, "My favorite book is "Are You My Mother?". Her answer touched me deeply in that moment.It struck me that my grand daughter was now ready to search deeper to find that missing piece of her life. I am so grateful that this book will help her on her search. It has few words, but with the simple illustrations, can direct the reader to its final exciing conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very expensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I taught my kids to read with these books!
Scott Dye More than 1 year ago
No way would i pay 13 bucks for a nook book. I have this on hard copy and my kids love it! I didnt pay any where close to that much!
Doris Bijeaux More than 1 year ago
$13.98 for a nook book. Prices are to high. Will sell nook and go back to paperback. Would not give any star if i could.
Hector Jimenez More than 1 year ago
I bought three Dr Zeuss books and remembering i did not pay this much. If im not mistaken it was half this price! Im noticing a upward trend in pricing in all books. Not cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THis book i hope to read to my children
Marissa Howard More than 1 year ago
Tasi-Jo McFarlane More than 1 year ago
My little sister really enjoyed it . It was charming and funny , other kids will definetly like it.
KKLewis More than 1 year ago
I remember this book being read to me when I was just a little girl and that was over 30 years ago. This is one of the cutest books ever and a must read for the new generation.
twinmama07 More than 1 year ago
I love this book, but unfortuantely the read to me option is very hard to listen to. Very monotone voice, my kids got bored very quickly and payed a lot more attention when I read the book. Not work 9.99 as a nookbook!
June Orourke More than 1 year ago
good cute story
sharon blue More than 1 year ago
i love this book it is sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!
Carstairs38 11 months ago
A new baby bird is about to hatch. Knowing her baby will be hungry, the mother bird goes looking for food for him, but he hatches while she is gone. He immediately sets out to find his mother. Will he succeed? This is a book my whole family remembers with fondness from when I was a kid. The pictures are fun, and the story is straightforward and funny with a heartwarming ending. Most of the words will be very easy for early readers, and a couple of the more unfamiliar words they should be able to sound out with a little adult help.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Gotta love Dr. Seuss. Once a classic, always a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book to read out loud to children! A classic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is about a baby bird that hatches while her mother is away. It goes on an adventure to try to find it’s mother. The last person it asks is a tractor shovel thing that it calls a snort. The little bird thinks the snort has him but the snort returns him to his nest to be reunited with his mother. I remember reading this book as a child and it always made me appricate my mother more. This book teaches kids the value of their mothers, and any other family members they may have. It also teaches them that their mothers will keep them safe from various levels of harm.
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bluespruce7597 More than 1 year ago
This is a classic. My 3 year old grandson loves it. He especially loves the page with where the steam shovel says, "SNORT". There's something about that word that sends him into uncontrollable laughter.
WowWowWowWowWow More than 1 year ago
There are a few different animals in this that grab my daughters attention and keeps her interested until the last page. These board books are very sturdy, they're the perfect size for babies and toddlers. Also the pages are easy for my daughter to turn. With only a sentence or two on each page, the little ones stay interested.