Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mommy Is a Soft, Warm Kiss

Rhonda Gowler Greene
Illustrated by Maggie Smith

Rhyming text shows the excited story of a daughter’s tale of time with her mommy. Planting the garden is fun, not a chore, because it’s with mommy. Waking up in the morning when mommy tickles her awake is more fun than simply being called. A summer day at the beach when mommy is buried in the sand, being rocked to sleep all cozy in her lap, and helping with the Thanksgiving dinner. When the winter comes with the soft white snow and even when being sick in bed – her mommy makes it all very special.

Little girls love their mommies and this book is the quintessential example of that love. The rhyming text is perfect, the colorful illustrations not only meet the text but flow like a mind merge between author and illustrator. A card is included which makes this book a perfect gift between daughter and mother – at any age. Put it on your home shelf, give it as a gift. This is not a book any mother with a daughter should miss.

BIBLIO: 2010, Walker & Company, Ages 3-6, $14.99.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book / Rhyming Text
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9729-2

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 9-9-10

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