Are You My Mother?


Mother Bird leaves her egg to search for food; baby bird hatches and goes on a search to find his Mother.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story is simple and you can use your "animal voice" to be a kitten, dog, or cow. It's as interactive as you want it to be.

Content Awareness Factors:

This could become a tiring read if you don't let the little voices chime in.

Little Kid Reaction

A frequent request at nap time. S/He loves to "plop" out of the tree when baby bird begins his search, as well as talking in the animal voices. Now that we recognize the animals, s/he "reads" it independently.

Parent Reaction

An easy read that bears the weight of REPEATED readings. It's fun to engage the little one (now 20 months) in reciting the lines and responding for the various characters. The pictures are simple enough that you could easily create a couple versions of the tale.

Type of Book:
A story that offers a simple adventure, an opportunity to identify common animals and a reminder that we all have a Mother who loves us.
Educational Themes:

This is a good book for re-assuring children that we all have a mom who is looking out for us... even when she isn't with us every moment of the day.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8, 0 to 3
Age of child:
Started reading with a child 3 months old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. It is a classic for a reason, and you'll be reading it a lot. It will also come in handy as an easy reader later.

Title Are You My Mother?
Author Philip D. Eastman
Publisher Random House Children's Books, Penguin Random House Company © 1998
Illustrators P. D. Eastman
ISBN 9780679890478
Material Board Book
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