DAISY IS A MOMMY by Lisa Kopper

DAISY IS A MOMMY

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Daisy is a bull terrier and new mother, running a parallel life with a human mom: Both roust their charges out of bed, feed and clean them, watch as the kids scatter things everywhere at playtime: ``Mommy cleans up her baby's mess. But Daisy doesn't.'' Then it's upstairs, where the human mother finds her bed taken over by her baby, Daisy, and the puppies, all snoozing away. She joins them. Kopper, following up Daisy Thinks She Is a Baby (1994), makes an important point about common ground in a few pages, finding memorable humor in the ways the mothers take care of their children. Parenting styles will differ, but children will see the similarities and remember them, especially as depicted in the free- for-all scenes. Kopper catches the mother terrier's gestures perfectly--the cleaning tongue, the ambling feet, the moment of repose--to make the connection even more immediate. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-525-45722-4
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 1996




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