Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekend Review: Thank You, God, for Mommy

Thank You, God, For MommyThank You, God, for Mommy would be a perfect gift to give a young mommy this mother's day. Even though it is a board book for young children, mothers would love the gift of snuggling with their little ones while reading this sweet book.
In Thank You, God, for Mommy by Amy Parker, a little panda cub thanks God for his mother. Mommy shows her love through words and actions- kisses and forgiveness, protection and smiles.
One thing that I enjoyed about this book was that Mommy was an adventurous spirit. Often the books about mommies focus on the mother giving love, wiping boo-boos, reading stories. The books about daddies often show the daddy protecting, playing, going on adventures. In this story, the mommy is still kissing boo-boos, but she is also holding the bear on her shoulders and exploring the world with her baby cub. She is providing protection during a rainstorm. As a mom, I like that I get to have a "fun" book too!
I found that I was more engaged in the book than my sons were. They seemed to think it was a cute book but there wasn't anything funny or active to grab their little attentions. The age range on the book was listed as 4-8 , but I think it would work better for a much younger crowd. Wouldn't it be a great book to read to your new baby as he looked up at you with his baby blues? That why, this Spring, I recommend this book to new mothers or mothers-to-be!

Disclosure: I was provided a free copy of this book by the publisher in return for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given for this review.

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