From Mother to Mother (Board book)

By Émilie Vast, Émilie Vast (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge, 9781580898133, 14pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

From generation to generation, and with the help of matryoshka, a mother traces her child's ancestry.

Looking back at Baby's lineage, Mother describes how long, long, long, long ago, the mother of the mother of the mother of her mom welcomed to the family the mother of the mother of her mom. And so it goes, tracing Baby's ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items.


About the Author

Illustrator, author and visual artist Émilie Vast plays with pure lines, solid color and contrast. Inspired by the graphic arts of the past, in love with nature, she stages plants and animals, like so many characters coming to tell their stories in stylized illustrations, sweet and poetic. Émilie lives and works in Reims, in the north of France.


Praise For From Mother to Mother

Looking back at Baby's lineage, Mother describes how long, long, long, long ago, the mother of the mother of the mother of her mom welcomed to the family the mother of the mother of her mom. And so it goes, tracing Baby's ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items. A superbly crafted board book for children ages 2 to 6, "From Mother to Mother" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library children's board book collections.
Midwest Book Review