I Love My Mommy
A great story about motherhood.
I truly loved this book as the reading was light with only one sentence per page. This made the book a great one to have on hand for beginner readers.
As for the story itself, I enjoyed seeing different mommy animals caring for their children. This book demonstrates to readers that animals have the ability (if not the instinct) to act motherly. For example, mommy-birds feed their children from beak to beak, while a raccoon licks its baby to keep it clean -- certainly different from human mothers, but motherly all the same.
"I Love My Mommy" highlights how mommies can be playful and silly while remaining loving and comforting -- they can teach us how to swim, climb or play games (such as peek-a-boo, my favorite!)
Most importantly, the text touches on how mommies are always and unconditionally "there" for us. From staying by our side when we are sick or down, to cleaning us up, to carrying us when we're tired. Mommies show their children a love unlike any other.
I read this story to a class of 3 - 4 year olds. Each and every one of them wanted to share what they love to do with their moms and why they love their mothers as much as they do. The conversation brought about a lot of interesting and funny stories. Be forewarned, children are definitely not shy in what they share!