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I Love My Mommy Because...

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  249 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
"I love my mommy because she gives me great big hugs.""I love my daddy because he takes naps with me."

These two beloved, best-selling concept books, richly illustrated by Ashley Wolff, are now available as board books for small hands.  The youngest nursery tots will appreciate how phrases and actions from their own experiences also apply to animal babies.  Each book begins
Board Book, 22 pages
Published March 30th 2004 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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May 31, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
Yesterday Ellen bought two books for Sophie. I promised I would read them for Goodreads, and I'm starting with the Mommy book because today is Ellen's birthday - her first birthday as a Mom. Happy Birthday, Ellen! The book is beautifully illustrated with animal mothers and babies. Each page features a different animal and the way it cares for its young. All these loving gestures are also practiced by human mommies. The caption for a nursing ewe is "She feeds me when I'm hungry." Whale and dolphi ...more
Sarah (Books Before Bandaids)
Companion to the board book Quiero a mi papá porque…/I love my Daddy Because, the board book Quiero a mi mama porque…/I love my Mommy Because… by Laurel Porter-Gaylord is a bilingual Spanish/English book. This book begins with the phrase I love my Mommy because... and every page depicts another reason with an accompanying picture. The pictures, done by Ashley Wolff, are mostly of animal mothers with their babies doing a variety of things, for example, napping, singing, laughing and playing. The ...more
Dec 14, 2016 Marlee rated it really liked it
I've read this book to my children many times, in English and in Spanish. It's short and simple and sweet with lovely pictures of animal mothers and babies.
Apr 07, 2014 Maura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals
This is another one of my son's favorite books. This book makes him feel so happy and he loves all over me when I read it to him. This book talks about different animals and how the show their love to their children. This book is a Non-Fiction book because it portrays the animal in real life settings and activities they would do in real life. Every page has a different animal showing love to their baby in a different way. This book is a wonderful to read with your child because it will put a smi ...more
Laura Verret
May 29, 2014 Laura Verret rated it it was amazing
Remember I Love My Daddy Because…? This book is the maternal counterpart. We learn the fawn loves his mommy because she keeps him clean. The baby koala loves his mother because she gives him rides. Mommy Chicken takes her chicks for walks, and Mommy Sheep feeds her lambs when they are hungry. Mommies are wonderful – what do you love most about your mommy?

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Kim Palacios
This is a fantastic little book that warms the heart and gives tribute to a mother's love. I appreciate the fact that the animal/baby pairings that are featured in this book stray from the typical animals seen in many children's books. In that sense, it really expands baby's horizons by exposing him to animals he's not seeing every day. The "I Love My Daddy Because" book is also fantastic!
Dec 20, 2013 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, board-books
much like I Love My Daddy Because...Board Book this book is great to read to your kids and teach them about animals and their young. See my other reveiw here
Feb 01, 2008 Alicia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
My daughter loves this book. It is interesting to see the different animals in the wild and how they care for their young. It is also interesting to read this with "I Love My Daddy Because" to see how they compare. Both are very well done.
Apr 16, 2010 Teri rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Teri by: Jodi baby shower
Love this and the companion book, "I Love My Daddy Because..." Great illustrations of many various animals.
Jul 06, 2009 Cws added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bb
Babies, toddlers & Pre-K, bilingual, animals, vocabulary, narrative skills.
Jul 22, 2013 Prplpckl rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-with-anabel
We have the bilingual version and it's a great animal book.
Feb 21, 2012 Theresa rated it liked it
a cute story about childhood and mothers
Cute for wee ones who love animals; this shows how different animal moms take care of their young--and how they do much the same things human moms do.
Jul 11, 2008 Kristy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All moms with small kids
Recommended to Kristy by: I just found it at Barns and Nobles
Shelves: erika-books
Erika loves this book. Everytime I read this to her she starts laughing and has a big smile on her face while I am reading it to her.
Mar 31, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
one of my favorite children's books of Robin's generation so far. bilingual, beautiful illustrations, fun animal vocab in Spanish, sweet message.
May 12, 2009 Katie rated it it was amazing
This is a GREAT older picture book. I especially love it since it was a Mother's Day gift this year with a really sweet dedication, but that aside, it's worth a look.
Mar 27, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children
Great board book for children aged 2 and younger! Shows similarities between animal mother/baby relationships and human mother/baby relationships.
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Jun 02, 2009 Enna Moon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book! It is so cute and helps us all remember what mommies do for us.
Feb 23, 2013 Molly rated it really liked it
Recommended to Molly by: Sam
Shelves: animals, mother
This book is cool because it has the names of the animals and their babies ("panda and cub," etc.) as an extra reference outside of the actual words of the books.
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