Sunday, December 2, 2007

306.8 Reflections on Mothers

During a long solitary drive home the other day, I was flipping thru my mental file cabinet and remembered some of my favorite "mother" books...used both in my professional and personal life. They are "old," but still get a lot of use and probably represent some the love-worn volumes in your collection?
Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman...a simple classic
Is Your Mama a Llama? (author's name escapes me)...drove by a pasture of llamas and was thinking about the eyes on the character in this book...they have always amused me!
A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams...a sweet story of saving
Just Me & My Mom...the Little Critter books...I had tapes for my girls and loved the character's voice....all the stories were/are so cute!
O My Baby Little One...a "new" book so to speak, but I fell in love with it when I discovered it at a book exhibit or a meeting with the author Kathi Appelt, I forget which. tender descriptions
Guess How Much I Love You...sweet story with little bunny characters.

Ok, there 's one more and I have racked my brain...someone please help me! It made the rounds of our book exhibit/fairs a few years ago...it's a little paperback volume...blue patterned cover with picture of small child...at the end of the story, the parent ends up sitting in the lap of the grown child. We had to keep the kleenex close by! The title just totally eludes me at this time.

and there is the passage from Little Women where Marmee describes what she hopes for her girls...it is "dated" by 21st century standards, but none the less, a sweet passage of mother/daughter relationships...

What about you own thoughts? Other titles...

4 comments:

Library Girl said...

Are you referring to the book, Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch? I used to hate this book, but as I've grown older and understand the attachment to my own Mother, I can't even open it when kids check it out for fear of tearing up. God Bless Mothers. :)

VWB said...

yes! that is it...I'm so glad you knew what I was talking about...my brain just could not call it up!

melscales said...

I love Little Women, too. The first time I "read" it, my mother read it to her three "little women". But my all-time favorite is Koala Lou by Mem Fox. I just get chills when I hear her read the line "Koala Lou, I do love you".

VWB said...

o god grief..yes, Koala Lou...and exactly for the reason you said! How could I have forgotten it!

with my girls we did a movie marathon of Little Women...all 3 versions over several days...it was fun