Mama Mia series (1): Are You My Mother?
In most parts of the world, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday of May. This year it falls on May 13th. So this week will be dedicated to mothers and all nurturing souls.
Mother’s Day has taken on a whole new meaning to me now that I have my own child who depends on me for love, care and guidance 24/7.I have only been a mother for 26 months but all I can say is that it is the toughest, yet the most rewarding role I have ever played in my life.
Today I share with you P.D. Eastman’s “Are You My Mother?”. My son received this book at Christmas from his Auntie Nancy who is a schoolteacher, so it’s teacher-approved. With much simplicity and sincerity, this book is guaranteed to bring many happy reading moments whether you’re 2 or 92.It is also a perfect book for child-parent bedtime bonding.
“Are You My Mother?” is the story about a hatchling bird. His mother, thinking her egg will stay in her nest where she left it, leaves her egg alone and flies off to find food. The baby chick hatches. He does not understand where his mother is so he goes to look for her. In his search, he asks a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a cow if they are his mother. They each say, “No.”
Then he sees an old car, which cannot be his mother for sure. In desperation, the hatchling calls out to a boat and a plane, and at last, convinced he has found his mother, he climbs onto the teeth of an enormous power shovel. A loud “SNORT” belches from its exhaust stack, prompting the bird to utter the immortal line, “You are not my mother! You are a SNORT!” But as it shudders and grinds into motion he cannot escape. “I want my mother!” he shouts.
But at this climactic moment, his fate is suddenly reversed. The shovel drops him back in his nest, just as his mother is returning home, and the two are united, much to their delight, and the baby bird tells his mother about the adventure he had looking for her.Check out this book on AMAZON