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MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE! by Jane Cabrera

MOMMY, CARRY ME PLEASE!

By Jane Cabrera (Author) , Jane Cabrera (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: March 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8234-1935-5
Publisher: Holiday House

Cabrera’s latest offering details the many ways, and in some cases, the reasons why, animal Mommies carry their babies. All sorts of animals from all kinds of habitats are represented here, among them hippo and lemur, kangaroo, beaver and spider. “Mommy Penguin, / carry me please / on your feet / to keep me warm.” Readers will appreciate the varied reasons the babies give for wanting to be carried. Safety, warmth, travel and comfort top the list. Some, however, will leave youngsters wondering: Crocodile baby wants to be carried on his mother’s teeth “just for fun.” Others give no reason at all. The little boy who ends this sweet parent-child celebration, though, leaves no doubt as to his reasons. “Mommy, Mommy, / carry me please . . . / and hug me / in your arms.” His facial expression speaks volumes. Vibrant background colors, large figures, minimal detail and bold, visible brush strokes comprise the kid-appealing artwork that will keep the focus on the Mommy-child interaction. Sure to carry the day. (Picture book. 2-5)