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Just Like Mama


Excerpt - Just Like Mama

With a whirl and a twirl
across the fuzzy purple rug,
she swoops down on my bed
and scoops me up into a hug.
Nobody wakes me up just like Mama...

©2008 Lesléa Newman

Leslea and her Mama
My mom and me, in Brooklyn, NY

Reviews - Just Like Mama

Read the review at Kindred Spirit Mommy.

“While the title implies a girl copying her favorite and nearest role model, the story is in fact a tribute to Mama’s singular awesomeness, particularly when it comes to addressing the narrator’s needs. ‘She sets out cups and saucers for my teddy bears and me,’ writes Newman, ‘and shows us all the proper way to pour a pot of tea. Nobody has tea parties just like Mama.’ Gorton’s pen and marker illustrations, an intriuging mixture of girly and bold, are cropped in a way that conveys the effussiveness of the narrator’s feelings: her admiration and gratitude can’t be contained by the margins.” – Publishers Weekly

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Read the review at Mom Knows It All.

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