Mama Loves by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

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These are the things a mama loves:

Dancing in slippers.
Teapots of tea.
Reading the paper
and mornings with me!

Mama always finds ways to share life's moments big and small with all her little ones. Tenderly illustrated by award-winning artist Kathryn Brown, mama loves will strike a chord with every child who loves being loved by Mama.


About Rebecca Kai Dotlich

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Poet and picture book author Rebecca Kai Dotlich has written several children's books, including "Grandpa Loves", illustrated by Kathryn Brown; "Over in the Pink House: New Jump-Rope Rhymes", illustrated by Melanie Hall; and "What is Science?", illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. This is her first title in the I Can Read Book line. She lives in Indiana. Kathryn Brown lives in western Massachusetts.
Published March 16, 2004 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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/ Twirling umbrellas / and splashing / with me.” Though the text only refers to an unspecified “me” in each verse, the pictures depict Mama spending quality time with each of her piglets.

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As Brown (Tough Boris ) shows Mama and a daughter admiring a pink hat in a shop window (readers will enjoy the chapeau's striking resemblance to a birthday cake), Dotlich (Lemonade Sun ) writes: "Mama loves/ cafés and coffee./ Cobblestone streets./ Chestnuts in brown bags/ and shopping/ with me."

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