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Mama's Coming Home

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Mama’s back from work!

“Mama’s coming home,” says Papa. And that’s all it takes to get this rambunctious household – two boys, a baby, a dog, and a cat – to settle down. As they pitch in, preparing dinner and straightening up the house, Mama crosses the bustling city, eager to be with her family. Tomek Bogacki’s clever illustrations and Kate Banks’s rhythmic text capture th
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 3rd 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Britt Kitko
Summary: It's after six, and Mama has a long commute home from work--she must make her way through the streets, past a pet store, down to the train, through the rain, past the streetlights, and up the walk to her urban brownstone. Meanwhile, Modern Dad (complete with flowered apron) has plenty of time to make a pizza for dinner and feed the baby, all the while supervising two boys, a dog, and a cat. This singsong story, with "Mama's coming home" as the refrain, marches forth through time as rhyt ...more
I highly recommend this picture book. The rhyme is wonderful, the print is nice and big, and there isn't too much text on each page, so it is great for new readers OR for a bedtime story for non-readers. The pictures are lovely and tell much of the story themselves, so there are many conversations that parents can have with their kids, no matter what reading level they are on.

Also, the premise involves a mom coming home from work while the dad and kids look forward to her arrival, make dinner, s
I was fortunate to have a stay at home mom for most of my life but I had to work when I was raising my kids. This books outlines the important things that only moms can do.
This book showcases a father taking care of the children while the mother comes home from work. Lotsa interesting words like "hastening". Good rhymes.
Fantastic!!! This book proves that it is not always the mother that is home with the kids and does the household chores!
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Dad and kids get the house and dinner ready for Mom.
Joe Gardner
i kind of related to the book as I was a stay at home dad.
Erica Jones
Good for 2-3 year olds
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Kate Banks has written many books for children, among them Max’s Words, And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She grew up in Maine, where she and her two sisters and brother spent a lot of time outdoors, and where Banks developed an early love of reading. “I especially liked picture books,” she says, “an ...more
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