cover image Because Your Mommy Loves You

Because Your Mommy Loves You

Andrew Clements, illus. by R.W. Alley. Clarion, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-547-25522-4

In this companion to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a mother teaches her son self-reliance during a camping trip. “When you have to cross the stream, and the log looks skinny and wobbly, your mommy could say, Don’t worry, I’ll take you across. But she doesn’t. She goes over first to show you how. And then you follow, all by yourself.” After they put up the tent and roast marshmallows, the boy’s mother tucks him in and assures him of her love. With tenderness and gentle humor, Alley’s light-filled ink, watercolor, and acrylic illustrations capture the bond between mother and son. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)