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by Kelly Jones (Author) & Ken Kewley (Illustrator)

Category: Fiction / General
32 pages; ISBN: 0974593001

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Norman Goldman


The following review was contributed by:
LILY AZERAD-GOLDMAN one of the reviewers for

Kelly Jones has created a delightful toddler’s story seen through the eyes of his big sister, who translates all his wishes that he expresses in one word: “Mama.”

In clear and simple language, we follow the siblings in a day of their activities. Friendly and protective, big sister is far from being jealous of her cute little brother. For example: “I play in the schoolyard ‘til the morning bell rings. Mom picks up my brother as “Mama”, he sings. He wiggles and giggles and squirms to get free. What he really wants then is to stay here with me.”

Ken Kewley’s appealing collages are vibrant, bold and colorful effectively enhancing Kelly Jones words. Although they may appear very simple, if you look closely, you will discover Ken Kewley’s intricate and whimsical details. Nonetheless, this does not detract from the fact that the book is age appropriate: 0-7 years.

Both parents and early readers will enjoy reading and learning about this interesting stepping stone in speech development in the growth of a toddler. As an added bonus, this well designed 32- page book deserves praise in its utilization of recycled paper for all of the art work that today is finally becoming more prevalent among authors and publishers.


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