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    Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons (Hardback) By (author) Rob D. Walker, Illustrated by Leo Dillon, Illustrated by Diane Dillon

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    DescriptionIn this lavishly illustrated picture book, women from all corners of the earth impart special motherly wisdom to their sons. This richly decorative and multicultural book is the perfect gift for mothers and sons everywhere.

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    Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons
    A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rob D. Walker, Illustrated by Leo Dillon, Illustrated by Diane Dillon
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 259 mm
    Height: 307 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    ISBN 13: 9780439932080
    ISBN 10: 0439932084

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    BIC subject category V2: YDP
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 212
    B&T Book Type: EF
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BISAC V2.8: JUV039050
    B&T Approval Code: X01011000
    DC22: 306.8743
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET140
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/MULTI
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    LC classification: PZ8.3.W1563 MAM 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV013060
    Thema V1.0: YBC, YDP
    Illustrations note
    chiefly col. Illustrations
    Scholastic US
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rob D. Walker is a talented singer, artist, and actor who loves to tell stories to his five children. He and his wife and family live in New York State. This is his second book for The Blue Sky Press. His first, Once Upon a Cloud, was praised as "an enchanting book" by Booklist. Versatility, diversity, research, and integrity have remained characteristics of the Dillons' work, which ranges from African folktales to Scandinavian epics, from fantasy to science fiction. In addition to two Caldecott Medals (for Ashanti to Zulu and Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears), they have received four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Boston Globe/Horn Book Awards, two Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal, and were inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997.
    Review text
    Flawed but still impressive, this illustrated collection of brief snippets of advice will particularly appeal to progressive parents eager to foster understanding and compassion in their children. Beautifully composed and executed pictures in the Dillons' trademark style offer glimpses into the lives of mothers and sons from a variety of cultures. Translations of each seven-line verse into the language of the individuals depicted are included, as are endnotes identifying the various languages and where they are spoken. The weak link is the text. A singsong rhythm and relentless rhyme make it feel repetitive, while occasionally abstract counsel ("Happiness / Comes from inner peace" and "Success is when / You know you must endure") is unlikely to resonate with young listeners. Still, cherish this for the sentiment and overall presentation. (Picture book. 3-6) (Kirkus Reviews)