Little Mama Forgets
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
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Every morning, Lucy tiptoes into her grandmother's room to wake her with a gentle tickle. Little Mama always remembers to tickle Lucy right back But Lucy knows there are things her "abuelita "sometimes forgets - like the way to the park or how to tie her shoes. "Two long bunny ears like this," Lucy shows her. Still, there's much that Little Mama remembers and shares: how to skip and dance, stories from Mexico, and plenty of hugs and kisses.
A lyrical text with Spanish words and phrases and vibrant art spiced with cultural details capture the give-and-take in this lively Hispanic family and celebrate the special bonds that exist between young and old.
Stacey Dressen-McQueen lives in Portland, Oregon. This is her second book.
"Swirls of movement and color are the backdrop for a story that might have been sad. The story is bittersweet, but Lucy's ability to look on the bright side . . . wrap the events in affection and warmth. Children won't forget this." -- Starred, Booklist "Brilliant illustrations accentuate Little Mama's zest for living, while celebrating Mexican-American family life . . . Extols the importance of memory and intergenerational relationships. Warm and wise." --Kirkus Reviews "Celebrates a family life sustained by happy memories and good times." --Publishers Weekly "Offers reassurance and hope to readers. The universal themes of love and family dominate this tender, heartfelt story." --School Library Journal