Violet is a friendly snake who loves to play with the other animals in the forest. When spring arrives, each of her friends begins working on their Mother's Day present: a squirrel collects acorns that are just the way his mom likes them; a beaver carves a bust from a log; a bear cub was mixing honey. But what could violet do? She didn't have paws, legs, or teeth to help her.
There are lots of ways to enjoy this book. Each of the animals comes up with a gift that doesn't cost money; and Violet is very resourceful with hers.
7 to 10
3 to 8
Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Buy. This is a book that is great to read with young children and would make a unique, special selection for new moms or moms-to-be.
At first our daughter balked at a picture book, but the instant she saw Violet, she cuddled up close to listen. She loved how the story ended and even tried to imitate Violet.
This is a sweet, sweet story that all moms will love. The illustrations are bright and playful (as is Violet the snake), and the message is clear without being over the top. It's also a nice selection for kids who are getting comfortable with reading. There are lots of simple sight-words and repetition.
Creativity takes center stage in this story about a child's love for their mom.
Hopefully this won't be mistaken as "just" a book for Mother's Day.