Most Mommies Are


This is a rhyming book that describes the hopes, dreams and activities Mommies engage in with their children, and also explains that not all Mommies are here every day.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book fills a void in children's literature. There is a very important message to be shared with children (and their friends) dealing with loss.

Content Awareness Factors:

The rhyming doesn't always hit its mark, and it doesn't explain that even in Heaven, mommies still support us!

Little Kid Reaction

S/He listened, but the message didn't resonate with our preschooler.

Parent Reaction

The idea is a great one. It's sad, though, that the author limits some of the things moms do to the realm of the living (like having dreams for and loving their kids).

Type of Book:
This is a book for the child who has lost a parent.
Educational Themes:

Everyone can use this book as a way to open discussions about loss with a child who has lost a parent, or their friend(s).

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 8
Age of child:
Read with child 3½ years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Even with its hiccups, it will be valuable to the family trying to help a child dealing with loss.

Title Most Mommies Are
Author Marguerite Morris Arnold
Illustrators Philip Williams
ISBN 9780976222637
Material Paperback
Genres Family, Emotions and Feelings, Death and Loss
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