Title: I Love My Mommy Because...
Author: Laurel Porter - Gaylord
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile, March 30, 2004
Ages: 1 +
I love my mommy because she reads me stories.
In this book young children learn to appreciate how phrases and actions from their own experiences also apply to animal babies. This book begins with an affectionate scene between a human mother and child, but moves on to care giving in animal families. "She listens when I talk" shows a mother cat and her mewing kitten.
This is such an adorable book. My toddler classroom love this book as well. As we go through the pages, we name the different animals and what they are doing in the pages. The illustrations are just wonderful and captivating. My toddler students often like to gaze at the different creatures in the book. The sturdy pages has allowed the book to survive at least three transitions of new toddlers in my room :)