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Mothers and daughters. A more complex or profound relationship cannot be found. From morning to bedtime, My Mommy portrays in simple words and deeply resonant pictures the breadth and depth of a little girl's feelings for her mommy. Of My Daddy, Susan Paradis' highly acclaimed companion volume, the New York Time Book Review said, "There's a light touch at play here that somehow works with the rich colors and sense of magic to make the book's final pages mysteriously affecting and the inevitable hug genuinely heartwarming."
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Susan Paradis, a former high school art teacher, spends most of her time in her studio drawing and painting. She also enjoys traveling where she can explore new places and museums with far-flung friends and family, especially her eldest son who lives in Europe. When at home in northeastern Massachusetts, Susan takes a daily five mile walk along the Merrimac River, frequents the gym, and plays with her seven grandchildren. They are, she says, "her favorite source of inspiration".From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-In this companion to My Daddy (Front St., 1998), a little girl lists the many ways her mom cares for her, from braiding her hair in the morning to tending to her scrapes and bruises. These demonstrations may seem ordinary, but through the eyes of the child they are magically powerful moments, such as when Mother opens the star-speckled night, like a drape, to reveal the morning sun. Paradis's illustrations are joyful, luminous, and surprisingly mysterious. Animals, usually mother-baby pairs, are whimsically placed within the full-page color pictures of the youngster and her mother. These wild creatures provide a sense of the universality of motherhood. The text is simple and straightforward, a contrast to the art, which sets the mood and tone of the book. The unusual cover illustration combines the mystery and comforting potency of motherhood, as the child receives a gift of the moon from her mom, who has climbed a ladder to the sky to get it for her. With words on the left pages and illustrations opposite, this title is an attractive and well-designed choice for picture-book collections.
Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada
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Book Description Front Street Imprint of Boyds Mills Press, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1886910731