Our Mommy Book

Post date: May 16, 2012 4:47:03 AM

Inspired by Todd Parr’s The Mommy Book, we began a conversation about all the ways our own mommies were similar and the things that made them different and special. After we brainstormed at our gathering time, children drew pictures of mommies. Some drew their own mommies and others drew from ideas they thought would work in the book. We spent several mornings making drawings for this project, and then we worked together to decide how the words would go. We used the captions from the pictures and also talked about which pictures could go together, and how they would show people that mommies are all special because of their differences but also the same in some very important ways. All of the children who worked on the project have a drawing in the book. Check out the whole book in the Starling Room on top of the lunchbox shelf.

All mommies are special.

Some mommies like to garden

Some mommies like to do puppet shows.

All mommies love their families.

Illustrations by Grant, Maia, Liv, and Maura.