I Love Mommy Every Day

Isabel Otter, illus. by Alicia Más. Rodale Kids, $10.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-593-30378-8
This simple picture book by Otter serves as an early lesson in anaphora, each spread featuring a sentence beginning with “Mommy” on the left-hand page and a concise line of further explanation on the right: “Mommy is a guiding star./ Wherever she leads, I follow,” reads one spread, which features a light-skinned parent with short fuchsia hair holding hands with two smiling charges. Más illustrates in an airbrushed digital style, portraying dot-eyed, snub-nosed adults and children of different skin tones, hair textures, and abilities on each spread. It may lack an overarching plot or rhythmic structure, but this novelty picture book will serve well as a gift to expecting mothers or those with young children. A back matter box invites readers to fill in a list of three blanks answering the question, “What do you love best about your Mommy?” Ages 3–7. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 04/08/2021
Release date: 03/01/2021
Genre: Children's
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