Book Review: A Present for Mom

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A Present for Mom 

Written by Vivian French 
Illustrated by Dana Kubick 
Published April 1, 2002 by Candlewick
Genre/Topics: Mother’s Day 
Age: 4-6, 32 pages 

It’s the day before Mother’s Day and Stanley doesn’t know what to get for his mother. So he asks his older siblings to get ideas for presents. However, Stanley’s ideas are not perfect. His older brother Rex is giving flowers, so Stanley collects flowers from the garden, but soon all the petals had fallen off. His older sister Flora is baking a Mother’s Day cake, so Stanley creates a mud cake that unfortunately doesn’t stay beautiful. Finally, Stanley has the perfect Mother’s Day idea. Stanley gives his mother a cardboard box that at first glance looks empty, but Stanley says that the box is filled with kisses. Of course, his mother loves the gift, because boxes of kisses last forever and ever.

Happy Mother’s Day!

2 thoughts on “Book Review: A Present for Mom

    babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin said:
    May 13, 2012 at 1:38 am

    How sweet! … When I see a child’s book…sometimes so simply written…but, with such a clear message…It makes me smile…and consider that the simple things are what’s important! ~mkg

    orples said:
    May 13, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Wow, Caroline … I loved your review on this lovely little book.

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