Just Like Mama

By Leslea Newman; Julia Gorton (Illustrator)
(Abrams Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780810983939, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

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Description
"Just Like Mama" is a beautiful testament to the love between mother and daughter, and especially how, in a child's eyes, a mother does everything perfectly, from cooking to playing to simply loving. There are some things that no one can do as well as a mom. With a pile of pancakes shaped like moons, and cocoa with a cloud of cream, no one can cook breakfast just like Mama. Nor garden, host tea parties, cook supper, or tuck her child into bed. No one does it just like Mama can. And in the end, nobody loves Mama just like her little girl does.



About the Author
Lesl a Newman is the author of more than 40 books, including Matzo Ball Moon and Remember That. She lives in Massachusetts.

Julia Gorton has loved to get wet since her days as a teenage member of the Aquaettes. A local synchronized swim team. She is still passionate about water and is working to get a community pool built.

For a decade she has been delighting children with her inspired illustrations and dazzling designs. Her work can be found in the Science Play book I See Myself by Vicki Cobb, the MathStart book Super Sandcastle Saturday by Stuart J. Murphy, and Ten Rosy Roses, by Eve Merriam. Julia Gorton lives in a sprinklerfilled community in New Jersey with her husband, author-illustrator Daniel Kirk, and their three children, who splish and splash all around the town.

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