by Monique James-Duncan (Author) Ebony Glenn (Illustrator)
This intimate picture book debut captures the joys--and occasional struggles--of being a stay-at-home parent.
Rollicking rhyme and playful illustrations record a day in the life of two rambunctious children and their stay-at-home mother. As fun as it is being a kid, it can be hard work being a mom. When Dad heads to his job, the joyful chaos of getting ready for the day begins. To the children, that day is a happy blur of school and playdates, singing and dancing, supermarket walks and library stops, bath time, story time, bedtime. But Mommy's time is filled with a whole lot more--sweeping, laundry, stinky diapers--tiring work achieved with love in her eyes and care in her smiles. An authentic catalog of precious moments in the life of an ordinary family, this warm, revealing story builds a bridge of empathy between parent and child and celebrates the value of "Mommy time."
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PreS-Gr 1--An adorable story that is simple and full of love. A little boy enjoys his mommy time and all the other activities he does with his mother and family, from "morning time" to "sing-along time" to "go home time." The vocabulary is simple, clear against the page, and uses the word time as both a pattern and minimal rhyme scheme. Glenn's beautiful illustrations help readers figure out who is speaking and what action takes place when. Delightful expressions light everyone's faces throughout. The illustrations and text work wonderfully together to make readers feel as if they are this child, in love with the mom (who loves them back) and enjoying all the cool things they do together. This is a timely and relatable tale about love, daily life, and family. VERDICT An adorable story that encourages students to share what they do during the day and how much they love their family--especially their mom.--Margaret KennellyCopyright 2023 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.