I Really Like Mom

Abrams. Mar. 2024. 32p. tr. from Korean by Paige Morris . Tr $15.99. ISBN 9781419768248.
PreS-Gr 1–Poised to be a new favorite bedtime read, this book is a tribute to moms, animal and human alike. Rhythmic and repetitive text, sprinkled with sound effects such as “mwah-mwah-mwah,” invites reader participation as the story leads to a gentle close with a parent and child sharing a bedtime book in a spread with the last instance of the phrase repeated throughout the book: “I really like Mom.” Digital and acrylic illustrations are as soft and sweet as a hug, and include animals alongside humans, with an array of expressions of what a “mom” might look like.
VERDICT Recommended for both school and home settings, this book may also inspire classroom activities to honor mothers.

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