Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Mama, Do You Love Me? Board book – July 1, 1998
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
More About the AuthorsDiscover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
The story is delightfully told from the perspective of the Intuit culture. The mischief the child creates deals with things that are unique to that culture such as accidentally dropping ptarmigan eggs, spilling the oil in the family's lamp, slipping an emrine in mama's mukluks or turning into a Walrus. My son and I enjoy talking about how different cultures live and what they believe and this book has started some fun conversations.
I believe the story does not prompt children into asking the "wrong" question as mentioned in other reviews. The story promotes the idea of a parent's love and acceptance no matter what their little hellion does and does it with a wonderful story and captivating artwork. This has become one of our favorite books.
I love the how each page is just focused on the Mama and her daughter & doll, that the artist choose just to have them alone on the page. I also like seeing different cultures and how they live, I think it is important for our children to see how other children live.
My favorite pages are the last several ones... " What if I turned into a olar bear, and I was the meanest bear you ever saw and I had sharp, sharp teeth, and I chased you into your tentand you cried? Then I would be very surprised and very scared. But still, inside the bear you would be you, and I would love you. I will love you, forever and for always, because you are my Dear One.
The pictures are absolutely beautiful, with wonderful details, and the text brought tears to my eyes. It is a wonderful, honest, reassuring discussion between a mother and child... that even though what the child does may, on occassion, make a parent angry, sad, or frightened, they will always be loved.
I also use the story to reinforce my own unconditional love for her. When she is doing something purposefully naughty, I'll say, "Katie, are you putting lemmings in my mukluks?" This usually generates a big grin as she realizes she is being just as silly as the little girl in the story - and that I love her just as much as the mommy in the story!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my daughter's all-time favorite books! Even now as a twelve year old, she'll still ask me on occasion to read it to her at bedtime.Published 7 days ago by Nuck
Such a sweet book...and not likely to be a duplicate when given as a gift for a friend.Published 9 days ago by Joe S.
This is my go-to book for babies. I give the board book to three and under; the regular book over three. There's a glossary in the larger book. Read morePublished 12 days ago by NitPicker
Artwork is beautiful and the poetic prose has beautiful flow. I love that it is told from the perspective of an Inuit mother and child but of course is a universal story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dnjii
A classic as a preschool teacher and as a grandmother! Very nice way to present another culture and reinforce all mamas love their children!Published 2 months ago by CJ Watson
My favorite children's book, especially for daughters. I have given this book many, many times as a gift. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lisa Johnston
This definitely isn't your typical book but it's one that I truly loved as a child. The pictures are so fun, and it's a wonderful story. Read morePublished 2 months ago by shellen2