Mama Says (Hardcover)

A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons

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

Blue Sky Press, 9780439932080, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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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

Rob D. Walker is a talented singer, artist, and actor who loves to tell stories to his five children. He and his wife and family live in New York State. This is his second book for The Blue Sky Press. His first, Once Upon a Cloud, was praised as an enchanting book by Booklist.

Versatility, diversity, research, and integrity have remained characteristics of the Dillons work, which ranges from African folktales to Scandinavian epics, from fantasy to science fiction. In addition to two Caldecott Medals (for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People s Ears), they have received four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and were inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997.