31 Uses For A Mom by Harriet Ziefert

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Moms are great at so many things! Mom is the one you go to if you need a knee patched or an elbow bandaged, if you want to hear the best story or eat the best cookies. Telling time is her forte, and surely her resume includes titles like Party Planner, Doctor, Pitcher, Catcher, and Chauffeur. But what is Mom the greatest at? Being a friend.

Once again, Harriet Ziefert and Rebecca Doughty team up to give us a simple, quirky, and sincere look at how children view the world, this time singing the praises of mothers everywhere.

Illustrated by Rebecca Doughty.

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Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns. Rebecca Doughty is the author and illustrator of "You Are to Me, "called"charming" by "School Library Journal, "and "Lost and Found," as well as theillustrator of "One of Those Days "by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published March 31, 2003 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Doughty’s minimal art allows for moms and offspring of many colors and hairstyles, including a suggestion of parents who may not always be the same hue as their children: Mom as pitcher, catcher, and retriever, numbers 21 through 23 (even losing her baseball cap in the process) is particularly ap...

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Harriet Ziefert enumerates all the things that make moms great in 31 Uses for a Mom, illus.

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