THE WAY MOTHERS ARE by Miriam Schlein


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The nicely and normally, naughty kitten pesters his mother to find out why she loves him even when he's at his worst. On the last page, he stumbles on the profound truth that she loves him all the time because he's hers and that's ""the way mothers are"". The illustrator has dressed kittens and cat and furnished them with some household goods. While the colors employed are always bright, they are also often garish and mismatched. More space has been given to flamboyant and detailed wallpapers in the various rooms than has been given to providing the animal adapted equipment that it is often fun to discover when the anthropomorphic approach is used. Mr. Lasker has done better work with this author-- Snow Time (1962, p. 1029, J-301)

Publisher: Whitman