31 Uses For A Mom


by: Ziefert, Harriet
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description Moms are great at so many things! Mom is the one you go to if you need a knee patched or an elbow bandaged, if you want to hear the best story or eat the best cookies. Telling time is her forte, and surely her resume includes titles like Party Planner, Doctor, Pitcher, Catcher, and Chauffeur. But what is Mom the greatest at? Being a friend. Once again, Harriet Ziefert and Rebecca Doughty team up to give us a simple, quirky, and sincere look at how children view the world, this time singing the praises of mothers everywhere. Illustrated by Rebecca Doughty. From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2-A variation on the theme of the author and illustrator's 39 Uses for a Friend (Putnam, 2001), this title free-associates about the multifaceted utility of mothers. This book presents an engaging multicultural cast of maternal units and their offspring going about their daily activities with warmth and good humor. The cartoon, ink-outlined characters are presented on pages featuring lots of white space. The winsome quality of the color illustrations greatly amplifies what would otherwise amount to just a list, albeit amusing, of maternal roles ("3. hairstylist-. 12. beach chair-"). Although this is not a necessary purchase, it is good fun and makes an especially nice companion to the first book. Rosalyn Pierini, San Luis Obispo City-County Library, CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Booklist PreS-K. Use for Mom number 1: standing at the open front door, hands on hips, school bus waiting at the curb--Mom as a clock. Number 2 is Mom acting as chauffeur. Numbers 7, 8, and 9, on a double-page spread, show Mom pitching, catching, and retrieving a baseball. Bottle opener, number 13, is among Mom's more mundane uses; page-turner and friend, numbers 30 and 31, reveal more personal aspects of her job description. The simple illustrations tell the story; their ink lines and flat colors are like kids' own art, and the numbers and single-word descriptions comprising the text mimic children's printing of numbers and words. Dedicated to "all moms and substitute moms," this book sings of the small, daily, often unnoticed things mothers do for their kids. Ellen Mandel Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved


Product Code: 9780399238628
ISBN: 039923862X
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: 2003-03-31
Number of Pages: 32 pages
Languages: english
Edition: No Information
Dimension: 6.57 x 1.1 x 9.13 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds