Robbie has toys. Robbie has books. But Robbie does not have a snake. I need a snake now, he tells his mommy. But Mommy will not give in. Robbie still persists. Using a shoelace from his mommy's closet, his sister's green jump rope and his daddy's new belt, he comes up with a clever solution that convinces his mommy that snakes can be very nice pets--as long as he's there to take care of her. The author/illustrator team of Mommy Go Away!, which Horn Book in a starred review called a hilarious, ingenious picture book, treats a small child's yearning with sensitivity in this humorous celebration of imaginative play and the special relationship between parent and child. Lynne Jonell lives in Plymouth, MN. Petra Mathers lives in Astoria, OR.
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Published May 18, 1998
by Putnam Juvenile.
Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction.