The Little Big Book for Moms

The Little Big Book for Moms

Hardcover(10th Anniversary Edition)

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The Little Big Book for Moms by Lena Tabori

More than 440,000 families have treasured The Little Big Book for Moms since it was published in the spring of 2000! This beloved classic's 10th anniversary edition features a fresh cover design, new vintage art, and a new introduction. Still the perfect book for every mom who doesn't want her little ones to miss out on the classic tale of the Princess and the Pea but is also infused with the power of Maya Angelou's Life Doesn't Frighten Me; who laughs aloud over Ogden Nash and adores Charlotte's Web. For the mom who wants to be reminded of the words to Rub-a-Dub-Dub, to play I'm a Little Teapot and Itsy, Bitsy, Spider, to learn how to make water music and who wants to make recipes that are especially yummy like Frozen Chocolate Bananas. In other words this is a book for moms who want to be great moms and who want to bring great things to their little ones.
And, when everyone has finally gone to sleep at night, there are essays just for mom by Anne Lamott, Susan Cheever, and Amy Herrick.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599620756
Publisher: Rizzoli
Publication date: 02/09/2010
Edition description: 10th Anniversary Edition
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 117,799
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

LENA TABORI is publisher of Welcome Books. She has conceived and edited numerous titles in her career, including Love: A Celebration in Art and Literature (STC) and many of the Little Big Book series, including The Little Big Book for Grandmothers. Her two daughters are partners at Welcome Books.

ALICE WONG is project director at Welcome Books. She has conceived, produced, and edited numerous titles, including many from the Little Big Book series (among the Boys and Girls). She has three little ones.

Read an Excerpt

P. 105 Play Dough Farm Play dough is a childhood must, so have plenty of it on hand. Young children will appreciate the edible peanutty version while older kids will enjoy play dough for keeps to dry and paint. The small animals are fun suggestions to start with but the wonder of play dough is that the possibilities are endless.

PLAY DOUGH TO EAT 2 cups powdered milk, 2 cups smooth peanut butter, 1 cup honey, bowl, spoon 1. Combine ingredients in bowl and stir until well blended. 2. Shape, admire, and eat!

PLAY DOUGH FOR KEEPS 2 cups four, 1 cup salt, 3/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, Optional: food coloring, poster paints. 1. Mix flour and salt in large bowl. 2. Add oil (and food coloring) to water. Pour water slowly into flour mixture, kneading until it becomes soft and doughy. 3. Shape. Projects can be air-dried or dried in a 250 F oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then painted. PLAY DOUGH ANIMALS Start with golf-ball sized play dough balls and add pieces suggested below to complete your animals.

PIG: Add two triangle ears and two small beads for eyes. Flatten a small marble-sized ball into a nose. With a toothpick, press two indents into nose for the nostrils. Finish with a curly tail. MOUSE: Add two flattened balls for ears and two small beads for eyes. Add a ball for nose and a long thin tail. Cut off pointed ends of toothpicks and insert for whiskers. ROOSTER: Add two small beads for eyes and two small triangles for beak. Add three smaller triangles on top for comb.

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The Little Big Book for Moms 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
About The Little Big Book For Moms....a book full of fairy tales, nursery rhymes, children's songs. Thought this would  be perfect as a mothers day gift. Got the book home and the night before mothers day, leaf through the book and land on page 92 and read the words " Oh, for Chrissakes" and  a little further "a living hell" REALLY???!!!! does a book of this nature really need to use 4 letter words and break a Commandment?? Now, instead of me giving this as a loving gift tomorrow, i will be returning it to Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Just wish i could tell more people about this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a sweet book. It brought back many memories from my own childhood, so when my daughter announced she was pregnant, I bought it for her so she could make some of those same memories with her child.
MH69 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my daughter-in-law who is expecting her first child. I remember hearing little unknown nursery rhymes and stories from my mother-in-law and parents when my babies were young. I thought - how sweet to have a compilation for new Moms-to-Be. This book is just that and more. I highly recommend it as the perfect baby shower or birthday gift for the new Mom-to-Be.
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LSE More than 1 year ago
Absolutely great. Has everything you need to raise a small child. Every nursery rhyme, song, game and fairy tale from childhood. Makes remembering and passing on easy. Loved it. Will buy this for every friend that has a new baby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the old songs and stories as well as the pure and simple times to keep children in the wonderful world of reading and imagination. Recommended for new and continuing Moms.
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luckymomHS More than 1 year ago
I received this book for Mother's Day from my 5 month old. It has so many different things to do in it. Unfortunately, the only things to do right now are the nursery rhymes and some stories (not a picture book). But it will be great when she gets older for the recipes and crafts that we can do together. I actually bought the book for dads for my husband for Father's Day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my sister and she loves it. My niece loves looking at all the pictures and reading the stories and poems. A 'must' gift for expectant mothers! You will become familiar with songs and stories that you may have forgotton and fall in love with them all over again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has all the stories and nursery rhymes you knew as a kid and all the ones you wish to pass along to your own kids. The illustrations are all so colorful and nice to look at and the book is arranged in a easy to read fashion. Everyone will love this book. Every mom and dad should have this book to read and pass down to their children. :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
If my mother had this book when I was a child, I would have had a much richer background. I love the fact that this book has everything I could ever think of reading to my little one. And the illustrations are just stunning. I highly recommend this book to all mothers, young and old. It is a great keepsake reminder of what makes childhood so magical and s
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a valuable keepsake for every family. It is so charmingly illustrated with the kind of beloved pictures we boomers and older parents will remember from our pre-tv childhood.The book is stuffed with games, poems, stories, comfort food recipes and alot more. My husband said The Little Big Book for Moms should be bundled with Dr. Spock so new families have a guide to the physical care AND the spirit of their children- there's alot of love and fun in it and it is a great baby shower gift, and for any Mommy and Grandparents to have, too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This little book is the sum of all the parts. It has our favorite fairy tales, our favorite authors (Milne, E.B. White, Brothers Grimm, Maya Angeleou, Ogden Nash, e.e. cummings, shel Silverstein and dozens more, many of our favorite poems and stories; it has dozens of games (the best finger games) and pretty adorable recipes for me to make with my son as well as for him -- so far I have tried the applesauce pancakes and the alphabet chicken soup. Together my son, Maxwell and I -- he is 4, made the chocolate cupcakes today His friends are coming to his birthday party tomorrow and I suspect we will spend at least two hours decorating them. Yum. I got an advance copy of this book to review and, instead, I have been reading it to Max. Last night (we have had it for five days) I asked him -as we snuggled down to bed- what he wanted me to read. Mom's Book he said. Is that the best?