My Great Big Mamma (Hardcover)

By Olivier Ka, Luc Melanson (Illustrator), Helen Mixter (Translator)

Groundwood Books, 9780888999429, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009



Size matters, according to this groundbreaking picture book and in a good way. Here, a young boy describes his large mother in caring terms her softness, her warmth, how comfortable and reassuring it is to sit on her lap on the bus. But when she goes on a diet because of what people say, he becomes a picky eater himself to show her how foolish she's being. This remarkable book offers a charming and timely picture of a special relationship between a loving mother and the little boy who understands that people should be appreciated for who they are. Luc Melanson's vibrant illustrations add resonance to this sweet story.