My Mama's Closet

My Mama's Closet

by Alice Rhea Mitchell




Little girls watch their mothers all of the time, and every mother has an intriguing boutique behind her closet door. At bedtime or anytime, little girls of all ages will delight in the forty-page book entitled My Mama's Closet by Alice Rhea Mitchell. When the little girl in the narrative poem explores her mother's closet, she spies the corner where her mother has placed items for the little girl to wear. Creatively and carefully, the little girl decides independently, adjusts accordingly, and emerges confidently to reveal the results. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and not a few dads who love them will read My Mama's Closet again and again; and many a daughter will visit her mother's closet to enact the lines of this real-life scenario. Eighteen charming paintings by watercolorist Sheryl K. Perry vividly depict the little girl's actions, and multi-colored text propels the plot forward with memorable lines that linger long after the reader turns the last page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467556934
Publisher: Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Alice Rhea Mitchell, a native of Jackson, Mississippi, holds the B.A. degree from Millsaps College and the M.A.T. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Having taught students at the secondary level in the public schools of Mississippi for twenty-seven years, she has authored Interdisciplinary Instruction in Reading Comprehension and Written Communication: A Guide for an Innovative Curriculum, published by Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, in 1993. She also has penned My Mama’s Closet, published by Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation in 2013, Scooter Mouse and the Teddy Bears, published by Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation in 2016, and Our Game, published by White Bird Publications in 2017. She and her husband live in Magnolia, Mississippi.

What People are Saying About This

Ed.D., Clarksdale, MS, Retired Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi - Ann Harland Webster

The delightful poem My Mama's Closet is brought to life by beautiful illustrations. Who doesn't have memories of playing dress-up? Our Delta Kappa Gamma chapter hosted a mother-daughter tea party where the author read and signed her book, and little girls came dressed in their mama's clothes. They also enjoyed trying on clothes from our closets. What a special day!! This book is a treasure for all of the little girls in your life!

Former Director of Student Assessment for the Mississippi Department of Education - Cindy R. Simmons

A memory, a sentimental moment, a tug at the heart strings—these special thoughts and then so much more are your gifts when you open the pages of My Mother's Closet, written by Alice Rhea Mitchell and illustrated by Sheryl K. Perry. Whether a grandmother or a three year old, whether the reader or the listener, whether you have been the girl in the story or you wish you were the girl in the story, you will delight in the language of a magical experience and the beauty of the illustrations that are as captivating as that language. The story of "dress up" has never been more personal or more touching. And little girls everywhere, no matter who they are or where they live, can find themselves becoming the "sister" of the little girl in the story—going to their mothers' closet and putting on their mothers' things—the too big dress or the too heavy shoes or the too many necklaces or the too worn out sweater. This story poem reveals the universal "specialness" of a little girl's dream of being a grown up—just like her mother.

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