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What moms can't do, by Douglas Wood ; pictures by Doug Cushman

Label
What moms can't do
Title
What moms can't do
Statement of responsibility
by Douglas Wood ; pictures by Doug Cushman
Title variation
What moms cant do
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A child ponders the many problems that mothers must deal with in the course of a normal day
Review
  • PreS-A young dinosaur helps his mother with many everyday chores that he thinks she can't possibly manage alone: making beds, picking up, selecting clothes, going grocery shopping, packing lunches, etc. But the one thing moms can do, he concedes, is to love you. Cheery illustrations in pen and ink, watercolors, and gouache enliven this humorous, if slight, picture book told from a child's viewpoint.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • Following closely on the heels of What Dads Can't Do and starring the same irresistible dinos, What Moms Can't Do by Douglas Wood, illus. by Doug Cushman, once again injects humor into every scenario. The spread "Moms can't wait... to wake up kids in the morning. They can't make the bed without lots of help," for instance, shows only a set of reptilian toes on a pillow, then jumping on the bed to "help" make it. ( Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
  • Wood's companion title to What Dads Can't Do (p. 725) is a droll salute to motherhood. A young child considers the many "limitations" his mother stoically endures; from her apparent inability to make tasty brown-bag lunches to her difficulties with saying good-bye. Young children will get a kick out of the comical text—"Sometimes moms can't hear themselves think (whatever that means)"—and the topsy-turvy perspective of a world according to preschoolers. As expected, this whimsical enumeration of a mom's short-comings is more of a reflection of the child's outlook than the reality of the situation. What is an unexpected treasure is how such brief and utterly comical statements can convincingly convey the deep bonds between mother and child. This is in part due to the interplay between the text and art. Each pithy statement is accompanied by brightly colored pen-and-ink drawings that deftly capture the boundless energy of small fry and the steadfast patience that is a job requirement of motherhood. Cushman's wryly humorous drawings provide the "subtext" to the tale and tell the real story; e.g., "Moms can never pick out just the right clothes" is accompanied by the comical illustration of a pint-sized despot, clad only in his undies, staunchly refusing a myriad of outfits proffered by his long-suffering parent. The dynamic interaction between prose and pictures makes this sweetly funny and winsome tale a delight for adults to read and children to hear. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2000)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
116385
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wood, Douglas
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
Reading level
2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cushman, Doug
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
  • Mothers
Target audience
primary
Label
What moms can't do, by Douglas Wood ; pictures by Doug Cushman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
403568
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689833588
Lccn
99462285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689833588
  • (OCoLC)43445669
Label
What moms can't do, by Douglas Wood ; pictures by Doug Cushman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
403568
Dimensions
21 x 26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689833588
Lccn
99462285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780689833588
  • (OCoLC)43445669

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