In case you want to think ahead to Mother's Day on May 8 and share some facets of motherhood . . . Here, from among the library’s myriad marvelous materials about mothers, are a few of my favorites.
Before You Came By Patricia MacLachlan & Emily MacLachlan Charest, Illus. by David Diaz
Vivid, lavish, kaleidoscopic scenes.
An idealized yet homey story of Mother’s life before children, from reading all day and night in a hammock to the cat who is “nice some of the time.”
But also a welcome to her little girl, and assurance that she makes complete the world whose joys Mother and Father now share with her.
Momma Loves Her Little Son By John Carter Cash, Illus. by Marc Burckhardt
Poetic, fanciful, modern Americana-illustrated celebration of real and imagined adventures and feelings shared between a mother and her young son, from counting rocks and fishes to flying “all around the far side of the sun.”
Owl Babies By Martin Waddell, Illus. by Patrick Benson
Three fluffy, bright-eyed baby owls wake up on a dark night, and their Owl Mother is gone. Sarah and Percy try in their own ways to think of what she might be doing and what they should do (stay together and wait). Bill just wants his mommy. Before they get too scared, their Owl Mother comes back—of course!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Review by Lynn K.