My Working Mom by Peter Glassman

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Everyone knows that it isn't always easy having a working mom, but this girl's mom has a job that keeps her whole family jumping!

After all, when your mom is always flying off to meetings or mixing strange potions in her laboratory, life can be both trying and exciting. And even through Mom throws birthday parties that are out of this world, there are still those bats and frogs who always follow her around.

Peter Glassman's enchanting story, brewed together with Tedd Arnold's bewitching pictures, is sure to cast its spell on young readers, whoever and whatever their mothers may be.

 

About Peter Glassman

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Peter Glassman is the owner of Books of Wonder, the New York City bookstore and publisher specializing in new and old imaginative books for children. He is also the editor of the Books of Wonder Classics, a series of deluxe facsimiles and newly illustrated editions of timeless tales. And he is the author of The Wizard Next Door, illustrated by Steven Kellogg. Mr. Glassman lives in New York City. Tedd Arnold is the author/artist of No Jumping on the Bed!, an International Reading Association Children's Choice book, as well as the highly acclaimed Ollie Forgot, The Signmaker's Assistant, Green Wilma, and No More Water in the Tub. In addition, he is the illustrator of Tracks, by David Galef. Mr. Arnold lives in Elmira , New York, with his wife and two children.
 
Published April 28, 1994 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mother as mad scientist, mother as witch--that's what the illustrations here are all about.

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Here, the mother's chemistry set includes a glowing caldron into which she tosses flies and green goo, and on Career Day she upstages other rather weird parents (among them a Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon) by taking her daughter's classmates on a broom ride.

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"This gigglesome picture book about a 'working mom' who's a witch fairly bursts with luminous illustrations, riotous counterparts to the deadpan text," noted <EMPHASIS TYPE=

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