Call Your Mother

Familius. Mar. 2024. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781641709040.
PreS-Gr 2–A peek into the life of a mother and daughter as the child goes from infant to adult, and then begins the cycle of motherhood over again. Gold visits key events from childhood to adulthood, always with the refrain, “Call your mother.” From being an overtired new mom to a seasoned mother letting her baby go into adulthood, mothers are always there to answer the call. Gold’s melodic text transports her characters between life stages with ease. Mineker’s dreamy illustrations take the protagonist from baby to mother herself, with bright and vibrant colors that allow the mother-daughter bond to leap from the pages.
VERDICT A beautiful tribute to mothers and daughters of all ages; recommended for early childhood libraries and book selections for Mother’s Day.

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