Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother, May I?











KIDZ KORNER








Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I wanted to share some good books about mothers with you.  I’ve been blessed with many happy Mother’s Days so I hope yours is wonderful.

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

A baby bird searches for his mother who is out getting him a worm.  He just hatched so he doesn’t recognize her and walks right by.  He asks animals and even machines if they area his mother but the answer is always the same. I am not your mother. Finally he gets back to the nest and is reunited with his mother.  If you have an early reader, this is a book that your child can read to you.  Now that’s a gift!  I would read this book to kids 3-6 years old.

Mother’s Day by Anne and Lizzie Rockwell

Once again the Rockwells present a lovely holiday story.  The kids in Mrs. Madoff’s class share what they are going to do for their moms on Mother’s Day.  The class is diverse and many kinds of families are introduced.  Mrs. Madoff has a surprise for them too; her mother comes to school to help make the Mother’s Day gifts.
I would read this book to kids from 3-7.

A Present for Mom by Vivian French

Stanley can’t think of what to give mom for her special day so he checks in with his siblings who gladly share their advice.  But every idea they share doesn’t work out for Stanley for various reasons.  After a fretful night, Stanley still has no gift until his sister says something special.  He presents his mom with an empty box…or is it?

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch


If you want to cry your eyes out on Mother’s Day this is the book for you.  This very touching story follows the mom who takes care of the son through his life until it is the son’s turn to take care of the mother.  It is the circle of life in a lovely little book that I think every child should be exposed to.  I would read this to any kid over 3.

That's all for this week and until next week, keep on reading!