Book of the Week: Are You My Mother?

Book Of The Week is a feature section on Each week, Audrey DeSimone reviews a children’s book and rates it on her “Read-It-Again” scale of how likely you and your kids are to want to read the book again.

This week’s book is Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

“Happy Anniversary to this classic story about a baby bird’s search to find his mother! On the day her egg is about to hatch, Mama bird leaves the nest to find food for the arrival of her new baby. While she’s gone, the egg hatches and her baby bird wonders where he is and sets out to find her. Not knowing what his mother looks like, he asks several animals, including a dog, hen and cow, the famous question, “Are you my mother?” Refusing to take “no” for an answer, the little guy continues on his quest, posing the question to a car, boat, plane and steam shovel. In a sweet twist, the steam shovel, which the baby bird appropriately calls a “Snort,” lifts him up to his nest, where he finally meets his mother.”


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