cover image I Love My Mom

I Love My Mom

Anna Walker, Author . Simon & Schuster $9.99 (20p) ISBN 978-1-4169-8318-7

Here's a selection of books celebrating all that moms do for their children—and vice versa.

I Love My Mom Anna Walker . Simon & Schuster , $9.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4169-8318-7

In this small-format book, which follows I Love Christmas (2009), Ollie, a zebra who resembles a homemade stuffed animal, shares the details of what he and his mother do together (“We love to play with the butterflies./ We love to hide in disguise”) and why he loves her. After a day's worth of gentle adventures, they rest and Ollie's mom gives him a “special treat.” But it's the kiss good night that Ollie loves best. Never saccharine, Walker's understated ink illustrations suggest a cozy and whimsical miniature world. Ages 2–6. (Mar.)