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Kiddo’s Corner Reviews: Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman


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Are You My Mother?
By: P.D. Eastman
Published by: Random House
Published: 1960
Where we got it: Purchased years ago

A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

First Thoughts…

Kiddo reads the book to me.

Me: So what is this book about?

Kiddo: It’s about a baby bird and his mommy. The baby bird was in the nest and he hatched and couldn’t find his mother. So he looked and looked and looked until a Snort put him back in his tree. And the mom came back in the end.

Me: What do you think the Snort really was?

Kiddo: A big crane. And the bird was really a bird.

A Bit More Detail…Me: What was your favorite part?

Kiddo: When the mother got back to her baby bird.

Me: Aww. What about your least favorite part?

Kiddo: When the baby bird is in the nest.

Me: In the beginning?

Kiddo: Yeah, in the beginning.

Me: Why don’t you like that part?

Kiddo: Because, um, because I just don’t see the baby bird until it hatches.

Final Thoughts…

Me: So do you really like this book a lot? How many stars would you give it?

Kiddo: A thousand.

Me: Really?

Kiddo: Yeah, a thousand.

Me: Why so many stars?

Kiddo: Because I like birds and I like crane machines. And I like nests.

Me: Do you have anything else to add?

Kiddo: Nope.

The Verdict…
Our copy of Are You My Mother is a board book meant for babies, but it’s a nice book to help the kiddo as he’s slowly learning to read as well. I remember loving this book as a kid, and the kiddo loves it too. I’ll give it:

4 stars from the both of us. It’s a cute book for kids of all ages!

Find it:  Goodreads │ Amazon  Random House Kids
Disclaimer: We purchased this book ourselves. We were in no way compensated for this review.

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