Mother’s Day Minis

Second anniversary of some lovely little picture books rotating about the theme of Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mums and mums to be and aunts and grand-mothers oh and just all those lovely women that are looked up to as a “mother”.

*cough cough*

Moving on!

I Love my Mama
by Peter Kavanagh, Illustrate by Jane Chapman

Published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

A beautiful little tale of the relationship between mum and baby elephant and how they would generally spend their day in lines that are short and rhyme. The pictures are beautifully done which accompanies the

script and adds extra emotion to the words. I would highly recommend this book for a lovely little bedtime story.

The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom!
by Jan & Mike Berenstein

Published in 2012 by HarperCollins

As usual The Berenstain Bears is a hit with their “moral-of-the-story” attitude. This book also included a fun starter page for a child to start their own “Mama’s Book” like in the story. Like any other Berenstain book, I would recommend this one as well.

Are You Awake?
by Sophie Blackall

Published in 2011 by Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

I was giggling quite a bit while reading this cleverly repetitive story. Little Edward can’t fall asleep and therefore feels obligate to bombard his sleeping mum with lots of pointless questions that rotate to the same answer. But has a trick, read the book and you’ll find out what it is.

La rentrée des mamans
by Jo Hoeslandt et illustré par Claude et Denise Millet

Publier en 2011 par Bayard Editions

All children are ready for the start but it’s so dificult to their mothers. The sorrows of children, with many diffiicultés they all entraint reinsure their mothers that the day will pass very quickly. This story is funny because it is written as the children are the parents and vice versa.

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Tous les enfants sont prêt pour la rentrée mais c’est tellement dificile pour leurs mères. Au chagrins de les enfants, avec beaucoup de diffiicultés, ils sont tous entraint de réassurer à leurs mères que la journée passeras très vite. Cette histoire est drole parce que c’est écrit comme les enfants sont les parents et vice versa.

I Like Noisy, Mom Likes Quiet
by Eileen Spinelli, Illustrated by Lydia Halverson

Published in 2006 by Ideals Children’s Books

An interesting story about a little raccoon who enjoys to be wildly loud while his mother is the complete opposite. So one morning little raccoon decides to be the complete opposite of what he usually is and at the end mother says “Honey, that was the nicest Mother’s Day ever”.

The Berenstain Bears and Mama’s Day Surprise by Jan & Mike Berenstain

Published in 2004 by Random House Inc.

Sorry, I wasn’t planning on having two Berenstain Bears stories but here’s another one: Mama Bear anxiously waits for her special to come around. But the more she thinks about it the more anxious she gets as she thinks about how much cleaning she will have to do. “It’s the thought that counts”, she would say. In the end Mama Bear gets a really big surprise. Read this lovely tale to find out when Mama Bear gets more than what she expected.

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