Big Momma Makes the World

Big Momma Makes the World


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763626006
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 03/27/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 356,902
Product dimensions: 9.70(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.21(d)
Lexile: AD600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Phyllis Root has written many books for children, including Oliver Finds His Way, What Baby Wants, Rattletrap Car, and Kiss the Cow! She says that the idea for Big Momma Makes the World came from a long-ago family car trip through the West. "My children were restless, yet fascinated by the unfamiliar scenery. They made up stories about why the landscape looked the way it did, and God and a baby were in lots of the stories." Phyllis Root lives in Minnesota with her two daughters.

Helen Oxenbury is one of today’s most acclaimed illustrators. She has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice, as well as many other prestigious awards. Among her books are Lewis Carroll’s ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND; Trish Cooke’s SO MUCH; Martin Waddell’s FARMER DUCK; and Michael Rosen’s WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT. She says of working on BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD, "As I read Phyllis’s text, I imagined Big Momma as part Buddha, part housewife. . . . It was intimidating to create a whole world, but very enjoyable."

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Big Momma Makes the World 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
AmandaG19 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has such a cute spin to the usual Genesis story of creation. My favorite part of it all is that it is a "Momma" who is the creator. I love how everything she creates is to help her out with her busy "momma" lifestyle, like the moon so she knows when it is nap time for baby, the ground for resting on, and people to talk to so she is not lonely no more. The illustrations are beautiful. There is no particular race to Big Momma in the story because is always the color of what she is creating, blue in the water, green for the land, etc. This was such a cute story to read and will definitely become a part of my children's books collection!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mamma with a baby. One of my favorite parts was when big mamma says 'That's good, that's real good' and another is when it says the little baby is sucking on a mango. I love the art. I like the part where it says 'Light, said Big Mamma, and you better believe there was light!'. This book makes me feel happy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This darling book spins its own inspired version of the Genesis story. A real winner to read to kids of all ages. This will be a favorite you won't mind reading many times.