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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1st edition (April 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316608270
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316608275
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 10.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #342,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

Although some mommies drive motorcycles, and others drive minivans; some mommies go fishing while others go shopping, all mommies want their children to be who they are. That's Todd Parr's story, and he's sticking with it (as reinforced by his It's Okay to Be Different, This Is My Hair, and lots more funky, friendly picture books). Using his trademark style of brightly colored stick figures, with bold outlined smiley faces for heads, Parr portrays a world of diversity and peace in his simple, esteem-boosting titles. Moms are celebrated here (naturally, you'll find dads in The Daddy Book), in all their traditional, eccentric, athletic, hip, nurturing glory. Each spread shows moms doing their thing: dancing moms opposite swimming moms, short-hair moms next to big-hair moms, and work-at-home moms across from work-in-big-buildings moms. The refrain is that all moms love their kids: "All mommies like to hang out with you!" "All mommies like to watch you sleep!" The Mommy Book is reassuring and fun. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter

From Publishers Weekly

Just in time for Mother's Day and Father's Day, a pair of books by Todd Parr celebrates different kinds of parents. "Some mommies work at home/ Some mommies work in big buildings," states The Mommy Book, accompanied by Parr's signature combination of simple text and neon-bright contrasting colors with bold black line. Similarly, The Daddy Book highlights the differences between dads. (Apr.)
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More About the Author

Todd Parr is the author and illustrator of more than thirty books for children, including the New York Times bestselling The I Love You Book, The Earth Book, and The Thankful Book. His books are available in over fifteen languages throughout the world. He is the co-creator of the popular children's television show ToddWorld. Todd grew up in Rock Springs, Wyoming. In 1984, he became a flight attendant for United Airlines and lived in Chicago and Honolulu. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, California where he pursued a career as an artist. After being rejected by many galleries, Todd showed his artwork at Wolfgang Puck's restaurant Postrio. This exhibit led to him creating merchandise for Macy's and his children's clothing line. Todd published his first book in 1998. In 2005, the preschool television show he co-created, ToddWorld, premiered on TLC and Discovery Kids. He uses bright colors and bold, black outlines to illustrate his books which contain simple messages about acceptance, difference, and empowerment. Todd's books have won several awards and his TV show, ToddWorld, was nominated for three Daytime Emmy® awards. Todd lives in Berkeley, California with his family Pete, Tater Tot and Jerry.

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Great book that my 2 year old daughter loves to read.
Lindsey Parkhouse
He loves this book because it talks about mommies (and he loves the Daddy Book for the same reason), and it is a fun read with cute illustrations!
Kriston A.
They would enjoy the fun text and the most colorful pictures.
Natalia Musatova

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Sherilyn R Lucas on January 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have several of Todd Parr's books. My 2 year old and 5 year old both love them. My 2 year old loves the funny pictures and fast pace. My 5 year old just feels great after we read them. They are full of silly lessons that make kids feel important.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By K. Weirich on February 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Todd Parr books are so colorful and have great messages attached to them. This book does not disappoint. The pictures are simple and vibrant which really caught my daughter's attention. The message attached is great because it shows diversity among mothers. I recommend all of his books.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Thida Cornes on December 23, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My two young children are drawn to the cheerful childlike drawings in neon colors outlined in black. The book shows various stick figure mommies doing different things. Their faces, clothing and hair have a rainbow of colors. It celebrates the diversity of mothers in a gentle way. I particularly liked the page of "Some mommies work at home." with the mommy holding a mop and broom. It ends with "All mommies want you to be who you are!" That's certainly true for this mommy and the parents who'll like this book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 13, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My son who is 16 mos old, loves this book. He loves the bright colors and simple drawings and they easily keep his attention. We also have The Daddy Book, The Okay Book and Otto Goes to the Beach and these are the books he always brings to me and my husband for us to read to him.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 6, 2002
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Great book..my 2.5 yo reads it to her stuffed animals and baby dolls. Colorful, realistic and charming..now all we need is a board book for the car!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne F. Elliott Vogt on March 20, 2006
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We just discovered Todd Parr from a Kindergarten teacher at my school. With a diverse family it is so great to see his work so that my young daughter can see that there are many kinds of families and people.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cambridge reader on February 10, 2008
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All of Todd Parr's books have positive, important messages for children, and they are nicely offset by the kooky, cheery drawings. This one shows a wide range of mommy behavior as normal ("Some mommies work at home, some mommies work in big buildings.") I love reading this to my 2.5 y.o and the daddy book is great as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Miss Lemon on April 10, 2007
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This is a sweet book. Mommys do all sorts of things, and this is a great book that sneaks diversity in while we're not looking. It's tender and light hearted.
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