A Present for Mom by Vivian French

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A new charmer by Vivian French celebrates the innocent gift of a child's love.

Mother’s Day is tomorrow, and all of Stanley’s siblings have something special to give to Mom. Everyone except Stanley, that is. Being the baby of the family, Stanley is having a very hard time finding just the right gift. But after a night of fretful dreams - when it’s almost too late - Stanley comes up with an idea for a present that will last forever. With winsome illustrations by Dana Kubick, Vivian French’s story of a memorable Mother’s Day will resonate with children and parents all year long.
 

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Vivian French has written many acclaimed books for children, including GROWING FROGS, illustrated by Alison Bartlett. Of A PRESENT FOR MOM, she says, "Dana has drawn Stanley to look exactly like my cat, Louis. But he talks and thinks like my daughter Nancy. She's the youngest of four, just like Stanley, and she says it doesn't make life easy!" Dana Kubick has designed everything from greeting cards to teapots. Her work has been widely exhibited, and she has illustrated a number of children's books. Of A PRESENT FOR MOM, she says, "I fell in love with Stanley, and he took over my life for a while. My friends would ask after him as if he were the newest member of our family. I think, in a way, he is."From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published April 1, 2002 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An aerial view of Santa in mid-flight on the cover of this large-format pop-up book draws the reader into the story from the start.

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Kubick’s (Cats, Cats, and More Cats, not reviewed) watercolor and gouache illustrations are precisely drawn and vividly hued, filled with pattern and detail.

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It is the day before Mother's Day, and Stanley, a winsome feline shown outfitted with overalls, rumpled whiskers and untied shoelaces, has yet to find a present.

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