Cover image for Mother's Day
Title:
Mother's Day
Author:
Rockwell, Anne F.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The students in Mrs. Madoff's class share how they will celebrate Mother's Day with their families.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.9 0.5 77510.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060513740

9780060513757
Format :
Book

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Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class knows just how to celebrate Mother's Day. Jessica and her mom go hiking together. Sam helps pick out a new kitchen table. Sarah and her dad take Grandma to her favorite restaurant. And when a surprise visitor comes to class, the kids learn how to make a handmade gift that's straight from the heart. Here's a loving tribute to all the mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-be everywhere, perfect for sharing any day of the year.


Author Notes

Anne Rockwell was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 8, 1934. She moved to New York City at the age of 18 and found a job doing typing work for a textbook publisher. She studied at Pratt Graphic Arts Center and at the Sculpture Center.

She became an author and illustrator. Her first children's book, Paul and Arthur Search for the Egg, was published in 1964. Her other books included Boats, Fire Engines, Things That Go, Our Earth, and Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth. She collaborated on several books with her husband Harlow Rockwell including Sally's Caterpillar and The Toolbox. After her husband's death, she collaborated with her daughter Lizzy Rockwell. Their books included Career Day and Zoo Day. She died of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 85.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. A mother-daughter team adds to a winning streak of classroom books centering on young children's preparations for important days with this celebration of mothers. The Rockwells introduce a variety of different mothers, including a single mom and a grandmother who is raising her deceased daughter-in-law's daughter. As Mother's Day approaches, children in Mrs. Madoff's diverse classroom describe what they will be doing with their mothers on the big day. Lizzy Rockwell's bright double-page spreads show the activities--from hiking in the mountains and holding a baby shower for a mother's niece to taking an artist mom to the museum. Appended are directions for making paper flowers with a button center, just like the flowers kids make in Mrs. Madoff's class. This winsome, instructive book may focus on Mother's Day, but it can be read anytime. --Connie Fletcher Copyright 2004 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Each child in Mrs. Madoff's class explains how he or she will celebrate Mother's Day. Rockwell introduces a variety of youngsters, representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Young readers will be intrigued by the multiple ways these characters plan their festivities, which include appreciating nature, enjoying family togetherness, eating special foods, and going to a museum. The simple text and vibrant illustrations work well together, as single- and double-page paintings provide glimpses of the activities described by each student. The warm hues and smiles all around show the affection shared by these families. As a bonus, step-by-step directions for making flowers with construction paper, pipe cleaners, and buttons are included. This Mother's Day delight is sure to be in high demand.-Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.