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Celebrating Mom – 12 Books and a Craft

12 Picture Books that Celebrate Mom for Mother's Day and a Foil Flower Bouquet

Is there anything better in the whole wide world than a mama?

My mama is still my hero and I have never for a moment doubted her love for me. I believe my boys have never had any reason to doubt my love for them. Mamas rock. All of us. We have the proof in our little ones who still see us through the stars in their eyes.

May is the month for Mommies  Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us fast, so I just had to get together a list of books for you and your littles to celebrate the love only a mother and her child understands.

And this craft for you to do together?  It rocks.

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Jenny Wren – A Gentle Fostering

Jenny Wren from JourneyForth Books is a gentle middle grade novel about a young girl who desperately needs a home and the couple who give her one.

“The sudden perking sound of a tractor starting woke Jenny.  The first thing she saw was an airy curtain lifting lightly on an August morning breeze.”

So begins one of the most lyrical, gentle middle grade books I’ve ever read.

My favorite thing in the whole world (as you probably know) is sinking in to a truly good story and living there for a while.  And I must say, I got that and more with Jenny Wren by Dawn L. Watkins  from JourneyForth Publishing.

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Alice Takes Back Wonderland (Because it’s gotten pretty wonky)

The YA novel, Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons, is an incredible journey into not just Wonderland but Fairy Tale in general.

Oh my.  This book, y’all.

I’ve mentioned before what a huge Cinderella story freak I am, but have I made it clear that I’m also a huge Alice fan?

I mean, I feel like you should know that, what with all my Jabberwocky mentions, the salivating over doing the Dinner and a Movie for Alice: Through the Looking Glass and all the tea parties I insist you throw.

Maybe you’ve not been paying attention, though.  So let me just tell you, I heart all things Wonderland.

And Alice Takes Back Wonderland by David D. Hammons is no exception, my friends.  In fact, it’s topping my list of Alice re-writes right now.

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Story Time: The Whispering Rabbit

Story Time: The Whispering Rabbit includes crafts, recipes, and other activities to help your littles enjoy the picture book even more.

If you have forgotten about this classic by Margaret Wise Brown (or somehow never heard of it), the Easter season is a perfect time to break out The Whispering Rabbit and share it with your kids.  The cuteness overload here is real.

I mean, a sweet little bunny who yawns and yawns (without ever covering his mouth) until a bee flies into it?  And then the bee curls up in his throat and goes to sleep and all the bunny can do is whisper?  Yeah.  Too much cuteness.

Though I do have to admit to being stumped by the latest update to the book.  No one could have illustrated that much cuteness better than Cindy Szekeres.  But maybe that’s just me?  I don’t know, Google The Whispering Rabbit and look at the images.  Most of the cute ones are by Szekeres.  I’m just sayin’. Continue reading