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Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

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A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Board Book adapation of P.D. Eastman's classic story, perfect for babies and toddlers!This is the classic from which many of our staff first learned to read, starting us on a path of unremitting bibliophilia. Are You My Mother? follows a confused baby bird who's been denied the experience of imprinting as he asks cows, planes, and steam shovels the Big Question. In the end he is happily reunited with his maternal parent in a glorious m

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  • Quaker Annie "reader"
    173 of 185 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t Buy the Board Book Edition, May 13, 2003
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Are You My Mother? (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) (Board book)
    This 1 star review is for the board book edition — certainly the harcover gets 5+ stars; it is a classic that should be in every child’s library. But why does Random House insist on abridging its catalog to get them to fit into board book format? The board book strips down a story that’s already quite simple, and takes all the flavor and joy out of it.
    Bottom line: if you want to enjoy “Are You My Mother?” go and buy the “complete” hardcover edition. If you need something sturdy that your child is going to teethe on, buy a Zwiekback biscuit.

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  • Wendy Kaplan
    52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for the smallest child!, August 1, 2000
    Are you looking for a good book to introduce a small child to the joys of reading? Then this one is a great one!
    Long before I realized that babies are little sponges, someone gave me this book for my then first-born one year old (1968! ) Since then, this book has been a staple for all my children, the youngest now 8.
    I have read to each child, before they were one – only one isn’t as fond of reading as the others, but even he enjoys a good book now and again.
    This book is the perfect book to introduce little ones to the joys of reading. The words are few and small, and the question is one of interest to little ones who are still trying to sort out what is going on in this new-to-them world.
    The little bird falls from her nest while mother bird is out getting worms. She (or he) goes to every animal she sees and asks, “Are you my mommy?”
    This simple story keeps the child’s interest, because the little ones are concerned about what happens if they separate from a parent or caregiver.
    In the end, of course (I doubt that this is giving away the story!) the bird finds the mother and all is right.
    If you want your children or grandchildren to enjoy reading, this book is an excellent start. Expect to have to read it over and over, so well that you both will have it memorized!

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  • Anonymous
    46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Beloved Part of Our Family, November 24, 2001
    By 
    Wendy Kaplan (Houston) –

    My son is a big, hulking, almost-16-year-old, but to this day, when he sees construction equipment, he says, “Look, Mom! It’s a Snort!”
    “Are You My Mother” was the book my son never tired of. All through his early toddler years, it was his bedtime favorite, his naptime favorite, a comfort when he was tearful, and his best friend. How many times did he curl up on my lap with his blankie and his thumb while I rocked him and read this book?
    The “plot” concerns a baby bird who hatches while the mother bird is out of the nest. Baby sets out to find his mother, and asks everything and everyone he sees, “Are You My Mother?” The “Snort” reference comes when the baby bird asks a huge piece of digging equipment, and…”The big thing just said SNORT!” This is what my son waited for throughout the book…he laughed every single time. And still does.
    In the end, the birdie finds his mommy. The perfect, secure ending for a small child who wants reassurance before bed, or any time. This book is a classic. My son still has it, and I know he will read it to his own children some day. I hope I am there to see it.

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