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My mama shares with me.
My mama cares for me.
My mama teaches me to dream.
My mama plays with me.
My mama stays with me.
My mama loves me all life long.
|Product dimensions:||8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Shanalee Sharboneau spent most of her life in Texas. With Irish immigrant grandparents, she grew up hearing tales of Vikings, castles, leprechauns and banshees.
When Shanalee's son Braydon was born in 2010, he had severe reflex. She and her husband, Perry, spent the first six months with their son on a 24/7 vigilant watch to make sure his condition did not take him back to heaven.
Shanalee spent countless hours rocking her son day and night humming nursing tunes to calm him. None of them worked, until she began to hum a melody which later formed words. These words turned into lyrics, lyrics turned into verses, and the verses became the beautiful lullaby she sang to her newborn son entitled, "My Mama Loves Me".
After Braydon's reflux went away, Shanalee wrote down all the melodies to the lullaby so she would not forget the loving song she once sang to her infant son, over and over again, to calm him in his time of need.
This became the book, My Mama Love Me: I'm Her Little Boy, followed by My Mama Loves Me: I'm Her Little Girl, the second in her children's series, My Family Loves Me.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite Israel Dilean’s illustrations throughout Shanalee Sharboneau's picture book, My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Girl, have a timeless look that complements the words incredibly well. And those words have a rhythm that makes rhyme superfluous, popular though it is with children who enjoy having stories read to them. The subject matter is the same in that it reinforces the meaning in the title over and over, and yet it is never the same. Mama and her unnamed daughter play the piano, wander in a garden, turn into mermaids who play in the sea, and enjoy many other almost magical settings. There are countless ways Mama shows that she cares, and any little girl listening to her mother reading would know that she was loved. It would be a wonderful gift anywhere in the world; the use of Mama, not Mom or Mum, ensures that its appeal is truly international. I read My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Girl by Shanalee Sharboneau three times and still found something new in every picture. Most of all, I liked the positive message of unconditional love. Who could resist “my mama stays with me, my mama plays with me”, “my mama teaches me to dream”, "my mama makes my life complete", or “my mama folds my hands in prayer”? Based on a lullaby for Shanalee’s own sick baby, this is a book to be treasured and passed down through families. Every page is entertaining, and yet it carries an ageless message about everything that is precious in a mother and daughter relationship.
Very sweet book with wonderful illustrations! My girls love this!
I was given this book as a gift. My husband and I are expecting our first baby, a little girl, and reading this book brought tears to my eyes thinking about not only the love we already feel for her, but all that we have to look forward to. My husband also received the My Daddy Loves Me: I'm His Little Girl, and we just feel it is such a wonderful reminder of how deep a mother and father's love goes. I definitely would recommend this book.