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The Resource Just like mama, by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Julia Gorton

Just like mama, by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Julia Gorton

Label
Just like mama
Title
Just like mama
Statement of responsibility
by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Julia Gorton
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A young girl enumerates all the things that her mother does in inimitable fashion, from scooping her up in a hug in the morning to tucking her in at night
Review
  • PreS-Gr 2— A heartwarming book that reassures mothers that sometimes their children really do appreciate them. Each spread shows a woman and her daughter engaging in their daily activities. From hair combing to breakfast making to gardening and snuggling, nobody does it "just like Mama." The rhyming text is full of figurative language and charming details and is fluid when read aloud. The mother and daughter are definitely girly girls with a penchant for pink, flowers, and tea parties. The illustrations, with pastel-colored backgrounds, gardens, and lots of detail, highlight the cozy parent-child relationship. This title is definitely a great gift book, and it will circulate in public libraries as well. Mothers who read it will feel celebrated for all the things they do.—Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ --Susan E. Murray (Reviewed May 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 5, p89)
  • While the title implies a girl copying her favorite and nearest role model, this story is in fact a tribute to Mama's singular awesomeness, particularly when it comes to addressing the narrator's needs. “She sets out cups and saucers for my teddy bears and me,” writes Newman, “then shows us all the proper way to pour a pot of tea./ Nobody has tea parties just like Mama.” Gorton's pen and marker illustrations, an intriguing mixture of girly and bold, are cropped in a way that conveys the effusiveness of the narrator's feelings: her admiration and gratitude can't be contained by the margins. Ages 3–8. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed March 22, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 12, p68)
  • A little girl lists the many things that no one can do "just like Mama." From waking her up through preparing breakfast, gardening, playing dress-up and so on, Mama demonstrates her expertise all day long. In addition to traditionally nurturing things like preparing meals and snuggling, this Mama plays ball and belches (after the two of them slurp up a "mountain of spaghetti"). Gorton's illustrations employ a limited palette and strong, confident lines that skew perspective playfully. They take advantage of the opportunities offered by the text, depicting the little girl's short blond hair in multiple tiny, spiky braids and a spattering of tomato sauce on her freckled face at suppertime. Newman's verse occasionally sacrifices syntax to scansion, but it stays on the bearable side of saccharine, making this an acceptable purchase this season. (Picture book. 3-5) (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
354777
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Lesléa
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
3.4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gorton, Julia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
preschool
Label
Just like mama, by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Julia Gorton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772091
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780810983939
Lccn
2009039755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810983939
  • (OCoLC)430838785
Label
Just like mama, by Lesléa Newman ; illustrated by Julia Gorton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
772091
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780810983939
Lccn
2009039755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810983939
  • (OCoLC)430838785

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