Cover image for My mommy
Title:
My mommy
Author:
Paradis, Susan.
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Publication Information:
Asheville, N.C. : Front Street, 2002.
Physical Description:
pages cm
Summary:
A young girl celebrates how her mother, just like the animals that always seem near, expresses her love through such daily activities as eating, playing, and snuggling together.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.4 0.5 67716.
ISBN:
9781886910737
Format :
Book

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Summary

Mothers and daughters. A more complex or profound relationship cannot be found. From morning to bedtime, My Mommy portrays in simple words and deeply resonant pictures the breadth and depth of a little girl's feelings for her mommy. Of My Daddy, Susan Paradis' highly acclaimed companion volume, the New York Time Book Review said, "There's a light touch at play here that somehow works with the rich colors and sense of magic to make the book's final pages mysteriously affecting and the inevitable hug genuinely heartwarming."


Author Notes

Susan Paradis has taught art for over 20 years and has written and illustrated numerous books for children, including Brass Buttons by Crescent Dragonwagon. She lives in Merrimac, MA.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 1. This companion piece to My Daddy (1998) features a young girl who simply and eloquently expresses the bond she feels for her mother. Each two-page spread comprises a short, full-page painting and a bit of text. "She always says I'm beautiful" is accompanied by a picture of mother and daughter in front of the mirror, the girl dressing up in Mom's clothes as Mom sets her hair. "My mommy holds me tight," one page notes, "and lets me go," says the next. One painting shows the mother holding the little girl on her lap; on the next page she's swinging high with Mom pushing her in a swing. All the pictures feature a whimsicality that may surprise children at first: jungle animals appear in the pictures--giraffes peeking into the mirror, an elephant floating on the lake with the girl. Although the renderings of people are occasionally a little stiff, the rich colorings, joyful mood of the art, and the sweet message will find an audience among both young and old. Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-In this companion to My Daddy (Front St., 1998), a little girl lists the many ways her mom cares for her, from braiding her hair in the morning to tending to her scrapes and bruises. These demonstrations may seem ordinary, but through the eyes of the child they are magically powerful moments, such as when Mother opens the star-speckled night, like a drape, to reveal the morning sun. Paradis's illustrations are joyful, luminous, and surprisingly mysterious. Animals, usually mother-baby pairs, are whimsically placed within the full-page color pictures of the youngster and her mother. These wild creatures provide a sense of the universality of motherhood. The text is simple and straightforward, a contrast to the art, which sets the mood and tone of the book. The unusual cover illustration combines the mystery and comforting potency of motherhood, as the child receives a gift of the moon from her mom, who has climbed a ladder to the sky to get it for her. With words on the left pages and illustrations opposite, this title is an attractive and well-designed choice for picture-book collections.-Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.