When Mommy Goes A-Marching

When Mommy Goes A-Marching

by Anita Quick

Hardcover(Large Print)

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ISBN-13: 9781616335786
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Publication date: 12/15/2014
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)

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Penelope_Anne_Cole More than 1 year ago
In "When Mommy Goes A-Marching," we see military service through the eyes and experience of a boy. He sees his mother in her uniform leaving for deployment. Maybe more accurate than saying deployment, we could say she's going off to a war zone. There is danger as well as the daily duty that the military perform when deployed and working anywhere in the world. Author Anita Quick has written a moving and timely children’s book on a very important topic: about parents, especially mothers, in uniform in service to our country. The story is told in simple rhyme form that children can easily relate to. While Mommy is away, Mikey moves in with his grandparents and the family tries to keep his life as normal as possible. In the past, kids had to wait for letters, tapes, or phone calls from deployed parents. Today, through high tech, Mikey can actually see his mother via webcam. It’s more immediate and satisfying. His mother shares some of her daily experiences in military life. She sends Mikey a toy camel, foreign money, and an Arabic coloring book--sharing the culture where she's stationed. Mikey and his grandparents send care packages, family photos, and toys for local children in Iraq. This is a personal story, but one that is experienced by many families who are faced with separation from a military family member. They have the same stress, anxieties, and concerns. Sharing them in this way is helpful to all family members. As is finding support groups to make it through the hard times. Thanks to Ms. Quick for sharing her family’s personal story. This book is sure to help others know they’re not alone and also that we support them. Recommended for ages 3 to 6.