Mama Says

Mama Says

A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons

By Rob D. Walker; Leo Dillon (Illustrator); Diane Dillon (Illustrator)

Blue Sky Press, Hardcover, 9780439932080, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Two-time Caldecott Medalists Leo and Diane Dillon bring to life these words of wisdom about living life with compassion and courage. Written in rhyming text, this is a "must have" for every family.
Gentle, but powerful life lessons spoken to a child, delivered with a mother's immutable love. Stunning illustrations will leave readers breathless and deeply moved. Never heavy-handed, Mama Says teaches the universal importance of kindness, sharing, diligence, and faith, along with the importance of courage and a willingness to always try your best. Here is the perfect gift book for any mother--as a baby gift, a holiday gift, a birthday gift, a Mother's Day gift, or just as a way to say "I love you.

About the Author
Walker is a talented singer, artist, and actor. He loves to tell stories to his five children.

Mem Fox is the author of many acclaimed books, including "Hattie and the Fox", "Time for Bed", "Hello Baby!", "Two Little Monkeys", the "New York Times" bestselling "Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes", as well as the adult title "Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever". She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at

Diane Dillon is director of scholarly and undergraduate programs at the Newberry Library.