My Mama

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Reading Level: Kindergarten

I’ve known my mama for such a long time. For my whole life, actually.

My mama loves playing with me and my cars. I like that, as long as mama tidies up the cars afterwards.

I’m good at hiding. No one can find me, not even my mama … and then suddenly I shout, “PEEKABOO!” My mama’s scared to death! I laugh and laugh.

At night, my mama shakes the stars off my pants. I give her a big hug and say. “Goodnight stars, see you tomorrow!”

A naughty baby elephant tells all about his mother in this lovingly drawn story—familiar and funny for both parents and children.

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Interest Level Preschool - Kindergarten
Reading Level Kindergarten
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2020
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2020-03-03
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002080, JUV013060, JUV015010
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.3 x 11
Lexile 520
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author, Illustrator: Annemarie van Haeringen

Annemarie van Haeringen is a Dutch author and illustrator who has illustrated for magazines, worked on a series of films, and written and illustrated numerous award-winning picture books.


The Horn Book Magazine

“Told from the baby’s point of view. . .this playful offering explores, through two elephant characters, the strong emotional bond between parent and child.”—The Horn Book Magazine

Publishers Weekly

“A playful young elephant wearing star-covered trousers reflects on his beloved mother in this meandering tribute.”—Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Translated from Dutch, this title would be an easy contender for a storytime read-aloud on mother-son relationships.”—School Library Journal