YOUR KIND OF MOMMY by Marjorie Blain Parker

YOUR KIND OF MOMMY

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A mother describes the myriad ways she could shower her little one with affection if they were any number of animals. From the eight-armed embrace of an octopus mommy to the plaintive song of a timber wolf, Parker relies upon sometimes whimsical, sometimes evocative depictions to convey the depths of a mother’s devotion. The gentle repetition of the verses is perfectly suited for shared read-aloud storytimes. Although each verse begins with mother’s supposition of “If I could be . . . ,” each stanza ultimately becomes an affirmation of the human mother’s love. Moore’s full-bleed, full-color illustrations work equally well at depicting both the animal mothers and their human counterpart. She skillfully incorporates into her illustrations the parallels between the animal mother/child habitats and activities and those of the human pair. Featuring a bright medley of hues and brimming with details, Moore’s artwork will prove engrossing for young readers. The literary equivalent of a cozy hug, Parker’s tale is bound to be a popular choice. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2007
ISBN: 0-525-46989-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2007




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