Victoria Chang Is Mommy?

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Is Mommy?

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In this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award-winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies—no matter what.

Is Mommy tall or short?
Short!

Is Mommy fun or boring?
Boring!

In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere—who may not always be fun or organized or neat—Victoria Chang asks, do their toddlers love them anyway? Of course! Marla Frazee’s colorful and humorous illustrations bring this simple text—perfect for reading aloud—to vivid life.

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Victoria Chang is a celebrated poet, whose books have earned such honors as a PEN Center Literary Award and a California Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, POETRY, Believer, New England Review, VQR, The Nation, New Republic, The Washington Post, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. She is a contributing editor of the literary journal, Copper Nickel. She lives in Southern California with her family and her wiener dog, Mustard. Is Mommy...? is her first book for children.

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"A funny and deceptively simple meditation on unconditional filial love." --Kirkus
"...It's clear that everyone here is having a wonderful time.  Kids will appreciate this story's visual absurdities, making it perfect for story time or one-on-one sharing." --Booklist

"Poet Chang (The Boss) makes her children's debut with a dialogue between children and an unseen narrator, which Frazee (The Farmer and the Clown) draws with raucous exuberance...the children's anarchic glee rings very true." --Publisher's Weekly

"Is Mommy? lobs an attack on perfectionism. When parenting blogs and social media edit out hot tempers, hangovers, the tedium of groceries...to suggest that parenting is all butterfly cupcakes, quilting projects completed in time for birthdays and endless nonwage-earning hours spent biking to swimming holes or exploring museums, it can be difficult to remember that the only essential qualities required for parenting are kindness and courage. Chang and Frazee's playful book reminds a reader that children love well and without reservation..." --New York Times Book Review

"Rarely do I read something and think, 'Wait. You can do that in a picture book?' But that was exactly my experience reading Is Mommy?, one of the boldest, bravest, and most straighforwardly honest picture books I've recently seen....Although it ends warmly, Is Mommy? contains enough 'you can't talk to me like that!' envelope-pushing to make grown-ups squirm. Somewhere, Maurice Sendak is smiling.  --School Library Journal, 100 Scope Notes

"If parents can hold steadfast to their love for their less-than-perfect children, can't children be trusted to do the same? More sneakily still, this book may have another agenda hidden behind its raucous fun: If kids can accept their parents' warts and all, parents should be able to forgive themselves, too." --Boston Globe"

VERDICT Toddlers will relish the simple, headstrong text in this quirky book" --School Library Journal Starred Review

"Victoria Chang's look at motherhood from the child's point of view is vibrantly, hilariously, and happily brought to life by the once and always Queen of Expression, Marla Frazee. Kids and their bedraggled mothers will love snuggling up and laughing at the never enough, messy, imperfectly perfect job of mommy-hood. I just love this book." --Jennifer Garner (Actress)

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IS MOMMY? is as charming, wicked, loving & delightfully askew as any mother worth hanging out with." --Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket)

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