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That Mama is a Grouch Paperback – April 30, 2010
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You can learn more about Sherry Ellis at her website, www.sherryellis.org.
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The message is delightfully conveyed, illustrations are fun, and the story is relatable to young children. The book not only entertained my child, but lead to a great conversation about rules, and feelings, and how to talk about what is bothering us together. My daughter did assure me, once we had finished our eighth reading that first day, that I myself am not a grouch, which was something that I was quite relieved to hear.
That Mama is a Grouch book explains why Mama is a grouch she is in need of some quite time, but she isn't having one because her little girl decided to leave all her toys all over the entire house without picking them up after playing. This story is about listening, agreement and conversation between an adult and a child. It teaches and explains to children why it is necessary to clean up their room and pick up their toys and also listen to their parents. I like the illustrations as it helps the reader to understand the frustrations of the mother and the daughter. This book is the Best Book Award Finalist and I highly recommend the parents have a copy to read to their child.
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A carefree youngster feels her mother is always a grouch, never understanding that she only wants to be a kid and have fun. Then the mother explains why she’s grouchy and what the young girl can do to help her be a better mom.
Illustrator Don Berry does a wonderful job bring the story to life with his drawings. His beautiful, bright illustrations are filled with extensive details depicting the scene.
The author combines humor and understanding to illustrate mothers are humans capable of much love. But she also shows they do have breaking points when pushed to extremes.
THAT MAMA IS A GROUCH is a fun look at why mothers sometimes appear to be so unreasonable to a young child. This story is a good way to help parents stress certain rules to youngsters, as well as a fun way for them to learn as they read.
A delightful book for any library collection.
FTC Full Disclosure – I won a copy of this book from the author’s website. No review was required, requested or even suggested. It is done by me for my own reasons. Receiving this complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Our granddaughter Merryn enjoyed the rhymes and the illustrations by Don Berry. I strongly recommend this very enjoyable book to anyone with young children.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
That Mama is a Grouch is a clever story. We get to explore the child's perspective about wanting to have fun and the mom's perspective of wanting a quiet, clean house. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chrys Fey
That Mama is a Grouch has a fun bouncing rhyme that young children will enjoy, while Mama will appreciate how this story tells her point of view. Read morePublished 7 months ago by H. Soister
That Mama is a Grouch teaches how children behave, how they feel, and how they perceive their parents, but most importantly, the story teaches children to be more responsible. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peaches D. Ledwidge
A very cute book. This has an important lesson for children and grown-ups alike. The rhymes are sure to bring a smile.Published 15 months ago by J Lenni Dorner
This story was written very well for children and as a adult I enjoyed it.
I found this book educational for children and adults.
I would highly recommend this book
What a pleasing story to teach your children the value of chores. In this particular tale, we see, through the eyes of a child who is too busy thinking about playing, which makes... Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Jaime Vendera
This children's book would make a perfect gift for an older sibling of a new baby. It's normal for the first child to feel out of place when the new edition (addition) arrives, and... Read morePublished on June 1, 2013 by H.G. Estok
This book got lots of great reviews and as I am a 'grouchy mom' I though it would be a fun read for my kids and myself. Read morePublished on May 30, 2013 by musica_al