I LOVE MY MAMA by Peter Kavanagh

I LOVE MY MAMA

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Age Range: 1 - 4

KIRKUS REVIEW

Mother and baby elephant share their day stamping across the plains, taking a dip in the water, and finally snuggling into the tall grass. Lyrical verses describe the day’s events, interrupted only occasionally by awkward rhymes. “The pale sun rises through the morning mist. I love my mama on days like this.” Likewise “higher” and “river,” “plains” and “games, “together” and “each other.” Trifling, but easily avoided. Protecting her calf from the driving winds of a storm and then frolicking with him in a game of chase, the mother pachyderm is at once mother and playmate to her young child. Splashing and laughing in the water, mother and child share an affectionate rub of their trunks. As the stars come out, the mother elephant tells her child ancient tales before snuggling with her to fall asleep. Rich and realistic double-paged spreads offer full glory to the giant pair, yet keep intimate this sweet tale of a mother’s love from the perspective of a child. Lovely details will make this a special favorite for elephant fans. (Picture book. 1-4)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2003
ISBN: 0-689-85691-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2003




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