Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan - ADVISABLE

Just Like a Mama by Alice Faye Duncan, illustrated by Charnelle Pinkney Barlow, PICTURE BOOK A Denene Millner Book (Simon and Schuster), 2020 $18. 9781534461833



Carol lives with Mama Rose because her parents live far away. But Mama Rose loves her, she teaches her how to clean her room, how to ride a bike; Mama Rose bought Carol a watch and taught her to tell time. Mama Rose is her home and loves her "just like a mama". 

Charnelle Pinkney Barlow's illustrations are beautiful! I loved the story, what a great tribute to the people who step up and care for our children. The repetition "my mother and father live far away" make this a memorable read aloud and opens the discussion of what is a family. I loved the author's note at the end.

Lisa Librarian

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