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What mommies do best
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
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First Simon and Schuster miniature edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002.

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Animal mothers share a variety of activities with their children, from making a snowman and baking a birthday cake to reading a bedtime story and giving a good-night kiss.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Little Books

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This adorable picture book highlights the marvelous side of mommies from the popular two-in-one book What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best complete with the same lovable animal pairs. Illustrations.

Author Notes

Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book.

Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles; Ponyella; If You Give a Dog a Donut; and It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Just in time for Mother's Day, What Mommies Do Best by Laura Numeroff, illus. by Lynn Munsinger, appears in a board book format, abridged from the bestselling hardcover. Five adorable mother-child animal pairs depict the loving things they do together. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved