Mama, Do You Love Me?

Mama, Do You Love Me?


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ISBN-13: 9780877017592
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 06/01/1991
Series: Mama Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 65,719
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Barbara Joosse is a full-time writer and mother. She lives with her family in a little stone house in Wisconsin. Ms. Joosse has a degree in journalism, but for the past 19 years she has devoted her time and talents to writing nearly twenty books for childr

Barbara Lavallee lives in Alaska. Her vibrant watercolor illustrations are well-known for their depictions of a wide range of Alaskan life.

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Mama, Do You Love Me? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a modern classic and if you don't know it you should! It's wonderful! A good book is simple and artistic enough to keep a young child's attention, but offers something for older kids as they grow. This one does that. Each page has a couple of sentences where a child keeps asking if her mama will love her even if she is naughty or whatever. The mother responds that she always will. The child's what-ifs get more and more outlandish (What if I stuffed salmon in your coat.... turned into a scary polar bear) but the mother replies always with the gentle constant love, along with 'Then I'd be angry' or 'Then I'd be surprised'. It's cute enough you don't mind reading it again and again, and it's full of Inuit culture. At the end, there is a glossary teaching you the Inuit words and animals used in the book. The love and humor will make it a favorite for children over many years, plus it's a great learning tool and plain old sweet. The art is fantastic too. I consider it a must-have!
splatbags More than 1 year ago
This has always been on elf my favorite books. I love the illustrations and the sentiment. My 23 year old daughter still says to me"Mama, do you love me?" And I recite teh lines "...more than a dog loves its tail,...etc"
NaHoney More than 1 year ago
Just another reminder by Barbara M Joosse that "agape love is unconditional"! There is not one thing my children can do to cause me not to love them. I don't always 'like' their choices, but would lay down my life for them in a heart beat. Mama, Do You Love Me? is an excellent way to tell anyone that they are loved . . . in spite of themselves!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is 2 and we really enjoy reading this book. I love that it teaches her another culture and that she repeats words she would otherwise likely not hear. The story is great. We have read the Papa version at the library and don't care for that one at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a favorite with my daughters. What kid doesn't like to hear over and over how much you love them no matter what! I am quoting this book for my daughter's high school graduation dedication. "I will love you forever and for always because you are my dear one!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book when we first moved to Alaska. Barbara Lavellee's illustrations are beautiful. The story is beautiful. Our kids LOVE the book. It quickly became our standard baby gift for friends in the Lower 48!