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PreS–A gentle and reassuring picture book. Children will be drawn right in from the title page, on which a mother holds and kisses her pajama-clad child. The consistently tender illustrations follow the text's well-crafted rhymes as different animal mothers leave their offspring for a brief period and then return. Mama Bird (in a flowered headscarf) feeds her babies, then tucks them beneath a quilt in their nest before digging up more worms; Mama Cat leaves her kittens in the barn to have a sip of cream in the house; Mama Dog runs out to play with her boy. Each example ends with the refrain: "Mama always comes home." At the end of the story, the human mother explains to her little one, "I want to stay,/but while I'm gone have fun and play,/and soon, before you know,/time will fly right by, and then/I'll be coming home again." Presented with a delicate and loving touch, this book embodies the power of thoughtful text supported by insightful pictures. A good choice for parents and children dealing with separation anxiety.–Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY
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"A gentle and reassuring picture book [with] consistently tender illustrations
Presented with a delicate and loving touch." -- School Library Journal
"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
This book is just lovely. My 19 month old & I just love it.Published 4 months ago by AmazonObsessed
My 2 1/2 year old daughter has had a very hard time with me leaving for work each morning. This was the only book I was able to find that dipicted a stay at home dad and working... Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Granola Mama
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