Me & Mama
Mama’s love is brighter than the sun, even on the rainiest of days. This celebration of a mother-daughter relationship is perfect for sharing with little ones!
On a rainy day when the house smells like cinnamon and Papa and Luca are still asleep, when the clouds are wearing shadows and the wind paints the window with beads of water, I want to be everywhere Mama is.
With lyrical prose and a tender touch, the Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Mama and Me is an ode to the strength of the bond between a mother and a daughter as they spend a rainy day together.
What I loved: The illustrations and prose are both exceptionally beautiful and capture all the love and magic of spending a wonderful day with someone you adore. The writing flows gorgeously and smoothly throughout, making it a great choice for reading aloud and sharing with little ones. The illustrations capture it all so lovingly, and there are so many details that each page can be enjoyed for a while.
I also really loved the asides of mishaps during the day, like the broken cup that Mama just says sometimes things break, and the bumblebee barrette that she rejects and says she doesn't like, but Mama knows she means just for today. Although this day could seem fairly typical, the joy and charm of a day spent in love makes it worthy of the story.
Final verdict: Lovely, sweeping, and gorgeously illustrated, ME & MAMA is a beautiful story of love and everyday magic. Highly recommend for toddlers through elementary school readers- and for sharing with their mothers.