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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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McIntosh Public Library E B (Text) 33500008480568 Main Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 0374350981
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2005.

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Summary, etc.: A child describes the many wonderful things about "my mom," who can make anything grow, roar like a lion, and be as comfy as an armchair. The perfect gift for Mother's Day Following up on his bestseller My Dad, the inimitable Anthony Browne returns to celebrate the every-mom. In this paean to motherhood, we first meet Mom over a cup of coffee, clad in a floral robe. The robe is ever present as her child describes her wondrous abilities and traits: from fantastic cook to brilliant juggler to great painter and from being as beautiful as a butterfly to being as comfy as an armchair - this mother will be recognizable to one and all. Through all the charming characteristics detailed, Browne brilliantly paints his heroine with humor and affection. The ultimate message that shines forth is: "I love my mom. And you know what? SHE LOVES ME! (And she always will.)"
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 March #1
    PreS-Gr. 2. With simplicity, strength, and complete understanding of children's perceptions, Browne uses the voice of an unseen child to praise one mother--and by extension, all moms. The introductory page shows a mother who looks like many others, with an unadorned face and wavy hair that hasn't seen a haircut in a while. Clutching a cup of coffee and wearing a delicately flowered robe over a striped tee, she stares out at the audience, while the text notes, "She's nice, my mom." By the book's conclusion, she's "really, really nice." She's also a good deal more: a fantastic cook, a brilliant juggler, a gardener. Browne uses touches of satire effectively in the art: Mom is the strongest woman in the world as she schlepps grocery bags into the house. There are touches of whimsy, too, as when Mom's flowered robe turns into an armchair. As always, Browne's paintings hold attention, whether depicting images true to life or flights of fancy, and the honesty of the narrator's emotions and Mom's devotion shine through. ((Reviewed March 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Anthony Browne has won the Kate Greenaway Medal
twice and was a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen
Award for the body of his work. His most recent book, The
Shape Game, is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. He lives
in Kent, England.

Anthony Browne has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and was a recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for the body of his work. His most recent book, The Shape Game, is a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. He lives in Kent, England.

Subject: Mothers Juvenile fiction
Mother and child Juvenile fiction
Mothers Fiction
Mother and child Fiction

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