Mama's Day

Mama's Day

By Linda Ashman; Jan Ormerod (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689834752, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2006


Somewhere there's a mama

lifting baby from a crib,

Snapping rompers, looping laces,

Brushing crumbs from baby's bib.

With its simple rhyming verse, this book pays tribute to mamas and children. From waking babies up in the morning to hushing baby to sleep at night, mamas' lives revolve around their children. The gentle illustrations depict all kinds of mamas and babies, sunning on the seashore, walking in a bustling market, and quietly rocking in a wooden chair. But wherever they are, mamas and babies are together, and this book celebrates the special bond that they share.

About the Author

Jan Omerod is the illustrator of Goodbye Mousie and I Am Not Going to School Today by Robie Harris, as well as many other picture books, including several she has also written. Born in Australia, she now lives in Cambridge, England.