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.
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.
The rhyming doesn't always hit its mark, and it doesn't explain that even in Heaven, mommies still support us!
S/He listened, but the message didn't resonate with our preschooler.
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).
This is a book for the child who has lost a parent.
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).
6 and Up
2 to 8
Read with child 3½ years old.
Buy. Even with its hiccups, it will be valuable to the family trying to help a child dealing with loss.