My Mommy Medicine (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250140913, 32pp.
Publication Date: February 26, 2019
My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn't feeling well, from renowned author Edwidge Danticat.
Whenever I am sick,
Or just feel kind of gloomy or sad,
I can always count on my Mommy Medicine.
When a child wakes up feeling sick, she is treated to a good dose of Mommy Medicine. Her remedy includes a yummy cup of hot chocolate; a cozy, bubble-filled bath time; and unlimited snuggles and cuddles. Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the BEST day!
Award-winning memoirist Edwidge Danticat's rich and lyrical text envelops the reader in the security of a mother's love, and debut artist Shannon Wright's vibrant art infuses the story with even more warmth.
A Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner 2019
About the Author
Shannon Wright is an illustrator and cartoonist reading fanfiction in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Time magazine, Mother Jones, Google and KaBOOM! Studios.
She is the illustrator of Twins, a graphic novel by Varian Johnson. Shannon also teaches a comics course at Virginia Commonwealth University. My Mommy Medicine is her first picture book.
Praise For My Mommy Medicine…
“Heartfelt prose . . . [and vignettes] full of glad familial love . . . leave no doubt about how good it feels to be the total center of attention.” —Publishers Weekly
“A warm and fuzzy offering for sick days on the couch or everyday reading. A recommended purchase.” —School Library Journal
“A sweet celebration of the special touch that only a mother can give.” —Kirkus
“Cozy and comforting, this is an effective antidote for childhood illness or anxiety.” —Booklist