I Love You, Mom

Cindy Jin, illus. by Wazza Pink. Little Simon, $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-5344-7989-0
Jin and Pink assemble flowers for mothers in this board book, which is accordingly shaped like a bouquet. Each spread features a different-colored floral varietal whose name is highlighted in corresponding text, followed by a brief rhyming elaboration. “A pink carnation/ for mommy’s love,/ filled with kisses/ and cozy hugs,” narrates a child, addressing their mother as carnations sit on the windowsill alongside a yawning calico cat. In digital art, Pink populates the spread with a brown-skinned parent and child, both with wavy dark hair, as the latter proudly presents breakfast in bed. Each successive page features a different mother-child pairing across a range of skin tones and hair textures; a closing spread features a pale, dark-haired child handing their mother a bouquet. Children will enjoy spotting the flowers in this readaloud that’s as much greeting card as book. Ages 1–5. (Mar.)
Reviewed on : 04/08/2021
Release date: 03/01/2021
Genre: Children's
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