cover image Me and My Mom!

Me and My Mom!

Alison Ritchie, , illus. by Alison Edgson. . Good Books, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-56148-657-1

Little Bear from Me and My Dad! is back, this time with its mother. The prose is simple—“My mom's not afraid/ of the dark or the night./ And I'm brave like her/ when she's holding me tight!”—and the illustrations are fuzzy-soft (mom and baby look more like stuffed animals than actual bears). They “glide” through bubbly blue-green water alongside graceful fish; afterward, “mom dries her fur,” and Little Bear wiggles its bottom “just like her,” their features obscured by the mist of the evaporating water. Predictably adorable. Ages 4–8. (Apr.)