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.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$3.98
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book has wear from normal reading. Will show wear on edges and may contain creasing in the spine. Eligible for Amazon Prime!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Momma, Will You? Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 27, 2004

4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover, Bargain Price, September 27, 2004
$1.95 $0.01

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Top 20 lists in Books
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS–"Momma, will you milk the cow?/Yes or no or maybe?/We would like some sweet milk now./Milk for me and baby."As a young boy asks questions, he, his baby sister, and their mother spend a day exploring their farm. They feed the hen, ride a dappled horse, take a bath, and share kisses with a puppy. The mother's answers–either yes, no, or maybe–are presented in reassuring refrains that echo her son's queries. Chaconas's language evokes warmth and comfort, resulting in a story that begs to be read to children while they are snuggled in a loved one's lap. Featuring warm colors and realistic-looking characters, the large, expressive illustrations enhance the cozy mood of the text. Full-page paintings of the family are paired with white silhouettes of the featured farm animals set against textured backgrounds. As the day ends, the baby is sleeping in a crib and the mother is gently tucking the boy into bed. The room is lit from behind by the golden glow of a lamp on a nightstand. This affectionate, satisfying book will be asked for again and again.–Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

PreS. Lilting rhyme presented in questions and answers between a mother and son enables a little boy to explain to his baby sister all the wonderful things to see and do on a farm: feeding the hen, milking the cow, cuddling the puppy. The boy's question appears on the recto page; turn the page for Momma's wise response. "Momma," asks the boy, "will you wash the pig? / Yes or no or maybe? / In the tub! He's not too big. / Wash him with our baby." Momma replies: "Yes, we'll wash the little pig, / but not in baby's tub! / First, we'll wash our baby's cheeks / And give your knees a scrub." The oil paintings, from the familiar team, display sweetly faced characters and are filled with tenderness that carries through the day until bedtime. They aptly illustrate a quiet, gentle story that embraces mother-son-daughter bonding, an appreciation for nature and farm life, and a child's curiosity. Julie Cummins
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin Group (September 27, 2004)
  • ISBN-10: 0670060151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670060153
  • ASIN: B000C4SIZI
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I've always been a storyteller, a singer of nursery rhymes, a twister of truth. The oldest girl in a family of seven kids, I used my survival skills as a storyteller to keep my younger siblings from maiming each other in poking wars. I loved books and I'd read for hours. And I would 'live' in those stories. If the hero suffered, so did I. I once roller skated around our block twenty-eight times in a snow storm, mentally fighting the elements in the Yukon. I froze my butt off, but let me tell you - it was perfect suffering!

As an adult, I read to my twins often. Then because of a nagging need to do something creative, I began to write. I learned to submit my writing to children's magazine publishers, ever conscious of the postage money I was sure I was throwing away. But the challenge was there! The Yukon (and now the publishing world) needed to be tamed - to heck with the suffering or the cost of a stamp!

I sold my first story to Highlights for Children, then many more to that magazine, to Jack and Jill, Scholastic and others. I sold three picture books: A Hat for Lily, and In A Window on Greenwater Street, to Steck/Vaughn, and The Way The Tiger Walked, to Simon & Schuster. I was a published author! But I didn't feel like an author. At least I had the publishers fooled. Not one of them called to tell me it was all a huge mistake.

I left all these glories, and doubts, in the early '70's. Life called me in different directions for the next thirty years. We now had four daughters and schools that introduced us to that annoying word tuition. I went to work part time at various jobs - preschool, nursing home, medical clinic, hospital. I quieted my creative demon in snitches and snatches of small projects until 1997, when two amazing things happened. My daughter, Stacy DeKeyser, started to write, and I was introduced to this new, alien thing called a computer.

I had EMAIL! Stacy lived in Atlanta and cyber channels smoked with our back and forth messages about writing - she asking questions about my long ago experiences, and me, trying to remember. She introduced me to online writers' groups and after a few short months, I was drawn back into the world of writing.

My first picture book, On a Wintry Morning (illustrated by Stephen T. Johnson) appeared in the bookstores in October 2000. New books are reviewed and the reviews can be good or bad. If the reviewer writes: "Would someone please shoot this writer," that's bad. If the book is given a 'starred review,' that's good. On a Wintry Morning received two starred reviews (lucky me!) and also won the Archer/Eckblad Award for the best picture book to be written by a Wisconsin author in 2000. I was astonished. The book has a simple, rhyming text about a daddy and his baby daughter spending a wintry morning together. How appropriate is that, having watched my husband help raise four daughters?

With the help of my daughter and my writing friends, I think I'm becoming a good writer. In addition to a good number of picture books, I've written a series of five easy-to-read Cork and Fuzz books. It's been an interesting and pleasurable journey.

And why do I write? I can't give just one reason. But I think what comes closest to being the most important reason goes something like this. Close your eyes and imagine you hear a child laugh. Then imagine that you are the one who made him laugh. Can you feel that inner glow?

Please visit my website: www.dorichaconas.com

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover
Momma, will you wash the pig?

Yes or no or maybe?

In the tub! He's not too big.

Wash him with our baby.

[Fortunately the answer is one this mom thinks is okay-lol]

Yes,

We'll wash the little pig,

But not in baby's tub!

First we'll wash our baby's cheeks

And give your knees a scrub.

This is the basic format of the wonderful text in this book. A small boy asks his mother if she is going to do something: "Yes, or no or maybe?". And momma gives him a warm poetic answer.

Will she milk the cow? Fetch the dog? Catch a wren? Well- yes or no or maybe.

Four Stars. [B+]. Beautiful full-page paintings adorn this book. They are simply luscious and sweet. The rhyme is nice and the vocabulary is simple enough that a first grader should be able to read it with assistance. [My daughter is almost 6 and we took turns reading the child's questions and the mother's answers.] Great read-aloud. Good addition to home shelves.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
A whimsical rhyming conversation between a mother and her child. Set on a farm, it shows the numerous questions asked of a toddler and the answers his seemingly stay-at-home mom provides for him. The illustrations are high quality and realistic. This may feel like the family down the street.
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I LOVE this book. And so does my two year old daughter. It actually inspired me to make time regularly to be outdoors with my children.

The entire book is written in rhyming verse, so it flows off of the tongue easily and gently.

The illustrations are beautiful and many take place outdoors on a farm, and they just exude peace.

The text is dialogue between a mother and her son, and he asks so inquisitively, and she answers so kindly... did I mention this is a peaceful book? :-) And even though it goes back and forth from one to the other, the dialogue is not tricky to read because the pages separate when she is talking and when he is talking, so I don't even have to change voices, and my child totally follows it.

Every question and answer centers around a different animal. I don't know if all two year olds are like this, but mine is definitely drawn in by animals.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
My daughter recieved this book, as part of the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Program, through our library. Some of the books we've received have been fabulous... others, eh, ok... with one or two getting passed right along. But this one... it's definitely a WINNER (in so many ways)!! After reading it at least twice this afternoon, I can't help but sing it's praises.

Momma, Will You? / by Dori Chacona
Illustrations by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Momma, Will You? is a simple but beautiful book, in both illustration, and word. Its soft, gorgeous, lifelike, painted pictures... and it's sweet, melodic rhyming lyric found KB and I both captivated from the first "Momma, will you feed the hen? Yes or No or maybe" to the last tuck into bed.

The story is set on a farm, and follows a gentle & adoring (babywearing!! - on a couple of pages she has baby on her back in a MeiTai looking carrier!!! :-)))) momma of a an inquisitive boy of about three, I am guessing, who is eager to show his baby sister around his world. Throughout the book (and their day), the little family makes their way around their farm, where they feed the hen, ride a dappled horse, take a bath, and share kisses with a puppy. Along the way, the boy asks numerous questions about the farm animals... and his mother is always there with just the right answer - no matter what adventures their day might bring about. Always starting with a "yes," "no," or "maybe" - her tender responses are presented in reassuring refrains, that echo & confirm her son's queries. Then she continues her explanation by expounding her response - always offering alternative suggestions, if the answer should be a no. Nurturing and encouraging the boys curiosity, all through the day....
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
My 2 year old granddaughter loves this book. Unfortunately, a few months ago she ripped the pages out of it (had never done it before nor since). She cried and cried when she realized what she had done -- "No more Momma book." After a reasonable time without it, my daughter agreed that she could have another. This one she is guarding closing and asking for it to be read to her daily. Hard lessons--happy ending. Your toddlers and preschoolers will love this book. I'm a grandma and I like it too!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By J Kim on January 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I used this book in my Kindermusik class, sung to a tune from Wee Sing's "Old King Cole's Party." (It was the tune used for "Polly Put the Kettle On.") The children loved it and asked for it again and again. Now I buy copies to give as presents to new moms. Since it must be out of print, I have to give used copies, but I think this is a must-have book for every home library! Thank you, Ms. Chancon, for such a wonderful book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse