My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life

By Kate Feiffer; Diane Goode (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books, Hardcover, 9781416941002, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2009

List Price: $16.99*
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2009 Kids' List
“This mother seems perfect to everyone -- she bakes, she's thoughtful, she smells nice -- but to her daughter she's too helpful and involved. She's trying to ruin her life! Feiffer and Goode do a great job of conveying the friction (and love!) between children and parents in this funny, imaginative book.”
-- Caitlin Doggart, Where the Sidewalk Ends, Chatham, MA


Description

Everyone has only nice things to say about my mom.

Everyone likes her.

She looks nice.

She bakes great cookies and makes me feel better when I have a bad day.

But would a really nice mom do embarrassing things like kiss me in public and tell loud jokes that no one thinks are funny? Well, my mom does those terrible things and worse - that's why I am sure that I have the most embarrassing mom in the world and that my mom is trying to ruin my life...

Or is she?




About the Author
Kate Feiffer is a writer, a filmmaker, and a mother. She is the author of the picture books "No Go Sleep!"; "President Pennybaker"; "But I Wanted a Baby Brother!"; "The Wild, Wild Inside"; "Which Puppy?"; "My Mom Is Trying to Ruin My Life"; and" Double Pink"; and of the middle-grade novels "Signed by Zelda "and "The Problem with the Puddles." She lives with her family on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Visit her at KateFeiffer.com.

Diane Goode is the illustrator of more than fifty beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant. Inspired by the handwritten letters of the Founding Mothers, she begins with their quill and sepia handwriting and spins out the line to re-create their images and the remarkable events of their lives for a new generation of young readers.
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