Great Baby Shower Gift!!!
If I Could: A Mother's Promise.
This book pretty much sums up the goal of motherhood for many! I realize that not all mothers feel this way, but those who are interested in books and sharing literature with kids... they'll definitely find appreciation at receiving this as a gift... either at a shower or when baby's born!
A raccoon mother shares with her baby all of the things she would do for her child if she could... including loving the baby more than she already does. My personal favorite promise was,
Everyone (at least me, of course) knows that sunny days are the best days!
If I could,
I'd rouse the sun
and make it shine
till day is done.
Great Graduation Gift (Preschool, Kindergarten, High-School, Even College)!!!
Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
The reason that I feel this would make a great graduation gift is because of the potential that it has to show a child just how much they have to look forward to... someday. It will also act as a constant reminder that Mom is right there behind you, always looking at you and cheering you on!
A mother shares with her child all of the dreams of "first" events that will take place over the course of a lifetime in a simple, yet moving story!
Great Mother's Day or Birthday Gift!!!
Sometimes, when you sleep, I watch you dream, and I dream too...
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux.
This book would make a great gift for a child (of any age) to give a mother (of any age)! To tell your mom, quite simply, how much she means to you is priceless. This book approaches (and accomplishes) just that with only a few simple phrases... and remember, with a little care, books can give a lifetime of memories! I think I might just be putting this one away to give my own mom as a Mother's Day gift, come next Mother's Day!
A young child (male or female, I'll be calling the child a her) we do not know, shares with the whole world just how important her mother is by focusing on all that Mom does for her and all the things that Mom is great at. The part of the book that most makes me think of my own mom,
Of course, Mom's not a fairy, but she is fairly good at cheering me up and making me happy when I'm sad! I don't think this book will be a disappointment for Mom at all, in fact, it'll make her quite happy!
And she's a good fairy;
when I'm sad she can make me happy.
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