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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.

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Interest Level Preschool - Kindergarten
Reading Level Kindergarten
Dewey [E]
Lexile AD530L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level K
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111462), PDF (9781534198234), Hosted ebook (9781534198258)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 9 x 11
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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

“In this book, the illustrations are executed by Jui Ishida, who brings lovely colors and warm mom/baby interactions to life from a circle of protective mother elephants to the porcupine’s maternal hug…The author is an Irish-born Californian who has written over two hundred and fifty books for children in order to make them think. This is the latest delightful addition to her catalogue.”

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.

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Full-color illustrations