Your Mommy Was Just Like You

Kelly Bennett, illus. by David Walker. Putnam, $16.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-399-24798-9
This follow-up to Your Daddy Was Just Like You (2010) follows the format of its predecessor, as a grandmother tells her granddaughter all about raising the girl's mother. Bennett smartly covers the good along with the bad—as a child, the girl's mother was adventurous, imaginative, and active, but "some days she turned into the terror!... On those days she was sent to time-out. Just like you." Walker's acrylic paintings capture the story's emotional highs and lows, as well as its warm humor; the overall tone, though, is one of assured love throughout the generations. Ages 3–5. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 04/04/2011
Release date: 03/01/2011
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