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Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mini Mother's Day Review

I had big plans to bring you all kinds of great reviews today in celebration of Mother's Day. I'm especially excited about reading Dr. Laura's In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms. However, I was too busy receiving flowers, getting my nails done, eating breakfast in bed and sleeping late to get around to it. It's a rough life, I know!

I do, however, have this sweet story - Along Came You by Karona Drummond (illustrated by Estelle Corke) - to share with you. With bright, whimsical pictures and simple prose, the book highlights the impact a child makes when she comes into her mother's world. With before and after comparisons ("Before you, I used to watch the rain/After you, I like to dance in the rain;" "Before you, eating out included candlelight and soft music/After you, eating out includes art and entertainment."), it celebrates the exuberance of childhood and the joy of motherhood. Does it say anything new? Not really, but it's sweet - a simple, upbeat read for Mother's Day.

Grade: B

(Book image from Amazon)

To all you mothers, grandmothers, birthmothers, mothers-to-be and mothers-in-waiting, I hope you had a wonderful day!


  1. Hey. I am actually reading Dr.Laura's book right now. Great minds think alike...:)

  2. Every holiday that comes around I have plans for lots of reviews of fitting books but it never works because I'm busy with other books.

    I have the Dr. Laura book too but haven't started it.


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