This exceptional board-book tells a beautiful and timeless story about a daughter's attempt to find the limit of her mother's love. Barbara Lavallee's exquisite illustrations of Alaska, with their exaggeratedly foreshortened perspective and rich tones of violet, blue-gray, and gray-green, tell of an easy declaration ("I love you more than the raven loves his treasure, more than the dog loves his tail, more than the whale loves his spout") that is pushed, and pushed, and ("What if I put salmon in your parka ... and ermine in your mukluks?") pushed. There's a quiet joyfulness in both the antics of the Inuit mother and daughter and in the animals--including a polar bear and a musk ox--that the daughter imagines she might become. A charming story for mothers and daughters of all ages. (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr
A decade ago, PW called Barbara Joosse's Mama, Do You Love Me?, illus. by Barbara Lavallee, "a striking volume which uses a timeless culture to convey a timeless message." Chronicle celebrates the book's success with a 10th anniversary commemorative edition that includes a fabric jacket and a limited edition print of mother and child.
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This book was a little damaged but not in any part that really mattered. Otherwise, fantastic book, great buy for kids!Published on Jan. 28 2013 by Meaghan
I was a little put off by the idea that this is a "great book for mothers and daughters". Just because the child in the story is a girl does not mean that this book is not for... Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by D. Brown
There are about 10 words in this book I could not define without pulling out the dictionary. Heck..a few I can't even pronounce! Read morePublished on Feb. 29 2004 by "heymargi"
We ordered the board book version of this book, and we read it over and over again. Beautiful illustrations, and an enjoyable read. Read morePublished on Oct. 11 2002
Yes, this book deals with a mother and her young daughter, but as the mother of two sons, ages 3 and 5, my boys are mesmerized with the beauty of the simplicity, tenderness, and... Read morePublished on March 11 2002 by Leticia Araujo Perez
I was so excited when this book arrived, I immediately read it to my 6 month baby girl. She enjoyed it so much (as much as a 6 mo. could) I read it twice! Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2002 by Melissa Reed