Oh, Mother’s Day is almost upon us. I always enjoy books for kids that celebrate moms and dads. These are some brand new releases that I thought you might enjoy!
The Berenstain Bears: We Love Our Mom! is one such book that might ring a familiar bell. Brother and Sister recognize just how much Mama Bears is there for them, but wonder what in the world they could do for her to show how much they love and appreciate her. I’m sure they aren’t the only one!
They get an idea from Grizzly Gran, who has a Mama’s Book filled with pictures and memories. Brother and Sister get to work and create a memorable gift.
BUT, what I love most is seeing how Papa sets a great example for his children by treating his mother so well. It’s a short scene in the book, but I think it says so much.
NOTE: The back inside cover has a spot where kids could make their own Mama’s page and attach photos.
My Mom Is the Best Circusis perhaps the cutest board book celebrating all the things that moms do each day. But instead of calling mom all the usual names…..you know, chauffeur, chef, etc…….author Luciana Navarro Powell compares mom to the best acts in a circus. So clever.
You know……mom is a Ringmaster, Magician, and Clown. My favorite part, though, has to be mom walking on stilts (aka, high heels)!
Splat the Cat: The Perfect Present for Mom & Dad is an entertaining book featuring Splat the Cat and his siblings. You see, Splat wants to make his parents a great gift. But things start to get competitive when he finds that his sister and brother and making their own gifts for mom and dad. Oh, the competition!
In the end, Splat and his siblings learn to work together, instead of trying to out-do one another. A good lesson.
EXTRA FUN: There’s a page with over 30 stickers for kids!
A Special Gift for Grammy is a bittersweet book for me, as I can only imagine what kind of grandmothers my own mom and mother-in-law would have been. You see, we’ve lost both of them too young, and before we had a child.
As for me, I still have both of my grandmothers (in their 90s), and know just how special that bond can be. That is exactly what this book shows……a special relationship between a young boy and his Grammy. I’ll be reading it with my daughter this weekend, and we’ll talk about her grandmothers…….and maybe she’ll feel a bit closer to them.
Speaking of my mom, one of the best gifts she ever gave me, a book. It’s one I recommend for every parent or child.