Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom
Award-winning author Eve Bunting pens a tender tribute to maternal love. The love between mother and child is a deep, profound bond, and that is true whether the pair walks on two legs, flies through the air, or swims in the ocean. A mother knows how precious her child is. Through gentle, rhyming text, human and animal mothers tell their little ones why they love them, sharing what is beautiful and unique about their children. From wrinkly skin to sharp claws to prickly quills, mothers love their babies just as they are. Text provides a hint of the animal's physical characteristics, as sweet illustrations bring these mother and child relationships to life. Back matter includes photos and factoids about each featured animal.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Kindergarten|
|ATOS Reading Level|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|Publisher||Sleeping Bear Press|
|Available Formats||Hardcover (9781534111462), PDF (9781534198234), Hosted ebook (9781534198258)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||9 x 11|
Publishers Weekly - Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom
“Bunting articulates the unique attributes of each creature via rhyming couplets, which also frequently stress the mothers’ awareness of youth’s ephemerality… Ishida’s luminous, full-spread renderings gently support Bunting in exploring parent-baby bonding.”
City Book Reviews - Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom
Kirkus Reviews - Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom
“Emotive full-bleed illustrations in glowing hues accentuate the tenderness of maternal love…An informative baby-animal book in which mothers are revered and applauded.”
School Library Journal - Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom
“This bright, engaging book highlighting a mother’s love will keep a baby’s and a toddler’s attention…Ishida’s soft, cuddly images will warm mama and baby readers alike, while Bunting’s soothing rhymes are sure to be a favorite refrain before bed.”
Author: Eve Bunting
Eve Bunting was born in a little town in Ireland called Maghera and she was brought up in the tradition of storytelling. Her mother started a library in their house and there were always books available to read. Most were poetry, which Eve loved. She also loved ghost stories and adventure stories; actually stories of all kinds. So she grew up, got married, had three children, and became a storyteller herself.
Now Eve lives in California and writes books that tell stories. She has written a lot of books, more than 250, and hopes to write many more. Because storytelling is what she does. And what she loves to do.
Illustrator: Jui Ishida
Jui Ishida’s numerous children’s books include The Silver Moon: Lullabies and Cradle Songs by Jack Prelutsky. She lives in Long Beach, California.