Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 45: I Love My Mommy Because...

With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday, I thought it only appropriate to feature some of our favorite books about beautiful, amazing moms and the joy of motherhood.  (Don't worry, dads.  You'll get your own featured stories come June.)  If I had been thinking ahead, I would have saved On the Night You Were Born for this week, but fortunately there are plenty of other wonderful books to share!  I Love My Mommy Because... is a beautiful little story about the many ways in which mothers of all species care for their babies.  It starts off with a mother and her child snuggling in a chair doing our favorite thing, reading.  "I love my mommy because... she reads me stories."   Next come the animal mothers and their young, complete with the appropriate names for each above each picture.  I love my mommy because... "she listens when I talk (cat and kitten)... She swims with me (gray whale and calf)... She gives me great big hugs (panda and cub.)"   My son's favorite page features the mother hen taking her chicks for a walk and the pig letting her piglets play in the mud.  The text is sweet and simple, and the illustrations of the various animals and their young are wonderful.  My son, daughter and I all love reading this one, and I especially love how it shows the way animal mommies love and care for their babies, too.  We have the board book version, which is great for sharing with even the youngest readers.  This is one of many stories that would make a perfect Mother's Day gift!


Anonymous said...

We picked up the board book version at a consignment sale awhile back and love it too! My son picks this one out to read often.

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