When Mama Comes Home Tonight

When Mama Comes Home Tonight

By Eileen Spinelli; Jane Dyer (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Hardcover, 9780689810657, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1998


It can be hard waiting for Mama to come home, but once she's there it's the best time of the day. This soothing, rhythmic book celebrates the precious rituals a mother and child perform together as they wind down to bedtime. It shows that when you share them with someone you love, even the most simple activities can be playful, relaxing, and intimate.

About the Author
Eileen Spinelli is no stranger to the Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers list. Since her debut in 1991 with "Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, " an IRA/CBC Children's Choice book and Christopher Award winner, she has gone on to author numerous picture books, poetry collections, and chapter books, including the best-selling "When Mama Comes Home Tonight, " and the critically acclaimed "Sophie's Masterpiece." Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Jane Dyer is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Cookies series by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, as well as numerous other award-winning picture books. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts.