Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mother's Day Books

Well, with Mother's Day right around the corner, I thought I would post two fun picture books that each get in the spirit of the day, in their own way. Hope you enjoy them and Happy Mother's Day to you!

Title:         Five Minute's Peace

Author:     Jill Murphy

Target:      Moms

What this book is about:
Mrs. Large is looking for five minutes of peace from her energetic children but no matter where she goes, her children seem to find her. She finally goes back to the kitchen where she started, and gets exactly "three minutes and forty-five seconds of peace."

Why I love this book:
There is not a mom out there who won't easily relate to this funny tale. I think kids will also see themselves in this story and perhaps, just perhaps, develop a little empathy for poor mom (but not until after they had played their tune for her on the recorder one more time.)

Who this book is for:
Any mom who hasn't gone to the bathroom by herself in years.

To purchase this book, click here for a link to Amazon: Five Minutes' Peace

 Title:          Mother's Day

Author:       Anne Rockwell

Target:        Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about:
Mother's Day is coming, and each child in Mrs. Madoff's class is sharing what they will be doing on that special day.  Each two page spread in the book show a different family and the activity they have chosen, from hiking, to an art museum, to going out to diner.  The book ends with Mrs. Madoff introducing the kids to her mother and showing them a craft they can make at home.

Why I love this book:
I am a big fan of all of Anne Rockwell's books.  The illustrations are bright and engaging, different ethnicities are represented and the messages are simple and clear.

Who this book is for:
Great for all kids to get them thinking about their moms.

Sadly this book is currently out of print, so go to your local library and check it out!

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