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