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Just Like You
     

Just Like You

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by Jan Fearnley
 

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"All of the characters . . . look cozy enough to cuddle. Readers will especially be drawn to Mama Mouse, who is huggably plump and convincing in her love for her child." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Making their way home one evening, Little Mouse and his mother see other baby animals and their parents, all settling down for the night. Mama Seal

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"All of the characters . . . look cozy enough to cuddle. Readers will especially be drawn to Mama Mouse, who is huggably plump and convincing in her love for her child." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

Making their way home one evening, Little Mouse and his mother see other baby animals and their parents, all settling down for the night. Mama Seal says she’ll dive as deep as the deepest ocean for her pups. Daddy Frog claims he’ll jump as high as the sky and bring back the juiciest bugs. And Mama Rabbit will dig the deepest, most secret burrow to keep her little ones safe and warm. "What special, special babies," sighs Little Mouse. What could his mama ever do to show him how special he is? Jan Fearnley’s humorous and endearing bedtime story captures the unique bond between parent and child - and reassures little listeners how very special they are.

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Children's Literature
Reminiscent of the classic, If I Were The Wind, this lovely picture book captures the unique love between parent and child. As Little Mouse walks home with his mother, he witnesses the ways other parents in the animal kingdom lull their children to sleep with wonderful bedtime promises. Troubled, Little Mouse asks his own mother as she puts him to bed how her love can compare to the other parents' inspiring stories, since she has no special talents. Her impassioned response calms his fears. Beautiful drawings accompany the lovely text, which features both mothers and fathers proclaiming their love for their children. 2000, Candlewick Press, $15.99. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Rebecca Joseph
School Library Journal
PreS-K-As Little Mouse and his mother walk home, they pass five other animal groups all snuggling down at the end of the day. In glowing, grandiose terms, the parents promise to protect and provide for their young, be it to fly high or dig deep. Little Mouse thinks hard about how special these babies must be and while Mama reassures him, "Just like you," readers can sense his concern. While brushing his teeth he asks, "Mama, what can you do for me? You're only a little mouse.-Am I not as special as those other babies, then?" Mama's sincere response lends a steady practicality to this book: she will not only read to him and play, feed, hug, and make him laugh, but she'll also be cross when he is naughty. And, of course, she will love him always. Rather than focus solely on the exuberant grandness of what a parent may do for a child, this book reminds readers of the daily expressions of unconditional love that make their relationship so unique. Pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations support all aspects of this book with joyful bursts of energy couched in an all-pervasive soothing calmness. The natural environments are warm and detailed with touches of humor throughout. All of the characters, even the seals and frogs, look cozy enough to cuddle. Readers will especially be drawn to Mama Mouse, who is huggably plump and convincing in her love for her child.-Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763622077
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
12/15/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Just Like You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this book. Its a great book to snuggle in bed and read.