“I only have two arms!” Every mother has said it sometime, and every kid has heard it. But a young boy wonders: what would happen if Mom really had more…many more? Children looking at this inventive and amusingly illustrated picture book will happily join in the fantasy.
If Mommy had many arms, what could she do? Just imagine! She’d be Supermom, with three arms juggling, or four-armed Mom at a crosswalk, making cars stop and go. And why raise just one hand in class when you can raise…FIVE? As kids count along right up to 20 amazing presidential arms shaking hands, holding babies, signing bills, and saluting the flag, they’ll come up with some great ideas of their own. But best of all, they will remember that Mom only needs her two real arms for hugging.
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||AD580L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
David Catrow, illustrator of the Book Sense Best Book of the Year Finalist Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon, lives in Springfield, Ohio.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
We love this clever, gorgeous book. All kids can relate to the parental lament 'I only have two arms.' Karen Kaufman Orloff helps children imagine a world without that limitation, while she captures the special feeling of the parent-child bond. Pete Whitehead's pictures are vivid and fun. Counting the arms and finding the numbers brings lot of giggles. We have given this book as a gift to several children ages 3-7 and they all love it too!