Mothers Are Like That by Carol Carrick

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Mothers care for their babies in all kinds of ways. A mother duck keeps her eggs warm, a mother cat washes her little ones with her warm, gentle tongue, a mother goose chases intruders away from the nest . . . and a human mother lovingly tucks her child in and kisses him good night. The profound connection between mother and child emanates from every word and brush stroke as Carol Carrick's spare, elegant text and her son Paul Carrick's luminous paintings join to create a tender and reassuring picture book.

About Carol Carrick

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Carol Carrick has written more than twenty-five well-received books for Clarion, including PATRICK'S DINOSAURS, one of the many books illustrated by her late husband, Donald Carrick. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.
Published March 20, 2000 by Clarion Books. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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The text is tender without being sappy, its comforting descriptions anchored by the title refrain: ""Mother keeps her babies clean,/ and close,/ and safe from harm./ She can find them in a crowd./ Mothers are like that."" The author is no stranger to familial teamwork: Carol Carrick collaborated ...

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