Spring 2022

My Must-Have Mom

From the Series Lantana Global Picture Books

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

When Jake’s mom upcycles every last thing in the apartment, Jake begins to worry that the only thing left to change is . . . him!

Jake’s mom is not like most moms. Say there’s a dumpster in the street, most moms will pass right by without a second glance. Not Jake’s mom. “Look at this, Jake!” she’ll shout. “We must have this! We must have this, too! And we simply must have this!” That’s Jake’s mom for you. She’s a must-have mom.

Soon Jake begins to worry that his mom will want to change him too. Should he be this way? Or that way? Or another way altogether?
A heartwarming story about the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son, and a little boy who learns that he is perfect just the way he is.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-913747-71-8
$13.49
978-1-913747-73-2
$23.99
Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lantana Publishing
Imprint Lantana Publishing
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-03-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV013060, JUV039050, JUV063000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 10.125 x 10.125
Lexile 530
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and eSource

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“With whimsical storytelling, Smith and Khatun offer an unexpected take on an indestructible parent-child relationship. . . . a rainbow range of flat hues exhibit a style that well suits the cluttered, casual aesthetic.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“A sweet, environmentally-conscious tale of unconditional love.”—Kirkus Reviews

Author: Maudie Smith

Maudie Smith writes humorous and touching stories for children. She has an MA in Writing for Young People and lives in a village near Bath, UK.

Illustrator: Jen Khatun

Jen Khatun is a children's book illustrator cozily living by the coast of East Sussex in the UK. Her work resonates the hidden magic in everyday life and the close bonds between people, nature, and memories.

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