Take Your Mama to Work Today by Amy Reichert & Alexandra Boiger

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Coworkers beware—Violet’s here to “help” at the office in this lively picture book that puts a fun-loving spin on the grown-up work world.

When Violet visits her mom’s office on Take Your Child to Work Day (or snow days, or school holidays, or babysitter-is-sick days), she is very helpful. She answers the phone (once she stops accidentally hanging up on people!), makes business cards (after adding a snazzy personal touch!), learns how to use the paper shredder (and discovers how to make her very own confetti!), and gives the boss pointers on his presentation. With a little mayhem—and a lot of joy—Violet makes her mark on the office!

Whimsical text and effervescent illustrations highlight the indelible spirit of Violet, an adorable character young readers and parents alike will delight in knowing.

About Amy Reichert & Alexandra Boiger

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Amy Reichert knows from experience how much kids can help with grownup work. She couldn’t have written this book without her daughter, Joan, and one funny seven-year-old named Julia. She is the author of three other children’s books, including the award-winning While Mama Had a Quick Little Chat, illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. She lives with her family in Bethesda, Maryland.Alexandra Boiger was born in Munich, Germany. She has loved to draw and create funny characters since she was young, and after studying graphic design in Augsburg, Germany, her feature animation career led her to work with Warner Bros. and DreamWorks. She is the illustrator of numerous books, including Tallulah’s Tutu. She lives with her family in California.
Published March 20, 2012 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Boiger weaves her own daughter’s persona into these pencil-and–mixed-media illustrations, depicting Violet and her mother in color, while co-workers are rendered in pale blue-grays and ochres, and office equipment is outlined in similarly sere tones.

Jan 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Take Your Mama to Work Today

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We learn lots of tips for making a workday with mom go smoothly – “Snack time at the office is called a ‘coffee break.’ Feel free to skip the coffee and take extra doughnuts instead.” It is a wonderful funny story about spending the day at work with mom.

May 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Take Your Mama to Work Today

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