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Ann Stott, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)


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Children everywhere will be comforted by this universal tale, in which a young boy is assured that his mother loves him — no matter what he does.

"Do you love me when I finger-paint with toothpaste on the bathroom mirror?"

As he goes through a day, a child asks his mother for reassurance with a series of questions. Does she love him when he's gentle? Does she love him when he's not? Does she love him when he jumps in puddles wearing his new sneakers? Simple, charming, and disarming, Ann Stott's story will resonate with little listeners and adults alike. Matt Phelan's funny, poignant drawings capture the child's behavior, both good and bad, and the mother's unconditional love.

Candlewick, 9780763632328, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

About the Author

Ann Stott is a children's book designer. She says that this book, her first, was inspired by questions her own son has asked her. She lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Matt Phelan has worked in the film industry and illustrated a number of books for children, including the Newbery Medal winner The Higher Power of LuckyThe Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs, and The New Girl . . . and Me. He lives in Philadelphia.