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Mama Always Comes Home Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 15, 2005
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"Lighthearted and upbeat. The paintings show tender moments between the mothers and their children and perfectly illustrate the comforting text." -- Rocky Mountain News
"Reassuring." -- Kirkus Reviews
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Mama Always Comes Home [text]
1. In a softly feathered nest, a mama bird and hatchlings rest. Mama always does her best to keep her babies fed.
2. But all the little birdies cry when Mama says she has to fly.
3. But all the little birdies cry when Mama says she has to fly. She cuddles each and chirps, "Good-bye,"then tucks them into bed. She goes to dig up worms, and then Mama Bird flies home again.
4. Mama always comes home. One a cozy bed of hay, a barn cat and her kittens lay. Mama Cat must go away to have her morning snack.
5. Her kittens cry to see her go because they love their mama so. She kisses all and purrs, "Please know I'll soon be coming back." She goes to sip sweet cream, and then Mama Cat strolls home again.
6. Mama always comes home. Puppies play out in the sun. They yip and yelp, they yap and run. Mama Dog joins in the fun until she's called away.
7. She snuggles all before she goes and licks each puppy on the nose. She tells them all to try to doze. But they whine, "Mama, stay!" She goes to see her boy, and then Mama Dog runs home again.
8. Mama always comes home. Mama Dolphin in the sea,
9. Mama Chipmunk in the tree, clever Mama Chimpanzee,
10. and big old Mama Bear. Mama Gopher in her hole,
11. teensy-weensy Mama Mole, Mama Pony with her foal,
12. Mamas everywhere! They leave their little ones, but then... They hurry right back home again.
13. Mamas always come home.
14. In a chair all cozy snug, a mama gives her child a hug. She says, "I love you, cuddle bug, but now I have to go."
15. Her child cries, "Don't go away!Read more ›
I also appreciate that the book encourages her to play and have fun while I'm gone and that the picture of the mama driving away shows a man holding the child. More and more men are taking on caretaking roles while women are working, traveling for work, etc so showing this in the pictures is really nice. In my case, my hubby stays home. Most of my friends are dual income and while their hubbies don't stay home, when mama travels for work, it's dad who manages drop off/pick up/supper/bedtime.
This will definitely be a gift we give to other families with working mamas.
The only thing that is hard for me is that I've lost a couple of friends to cancer this winter and they left behind small children. Needless to say, it's hard to read the words "Mama always comes home" to my little ones, when I think about my friends and their children whose mommies will never come home again. :-( But the security and warmth this book offers to typical kids is so well worth it. When my boys are very upset that I'm leaving, I tell them "Remember boys...mommies always come home" which they will say with me sometimes just cause they love to quote the book and I swear it seems to calm them down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The pictures and drawings in the book are quite outdated. While the message is great for kids with separation anxiety, I do not think it speaks to present day youth.Published 3 months ago by ChildPsych
This book is just lovely. My 19 month old & I just love it.Published 13 months ago by AmazonObsessed
we really liked the book and are using it to help my toddler out with leaving mama for the first time for school and daycare and babysitters and what not.Published on December 26, 2012 by Briana Scott
I purchased this for a friend and she LOVED it! Beautiful illustrations and a wonderful message for working moms to share with their children.Published on January 5, 2012 by P. Morse
Our granddaughter was going through separation anxiety between her two families and we got her this book which travels to both parents. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by Holly Howard
My daughter loved this story and it really helped reassure her when it was time for me to return to work. The illustrations are lovely and the story is warm and heartfelt. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by J. Donato