Are You My Mother?
ARE YOU MY MOTHER? tells a very simple story for children who have just started to read. their younger brothers or sisters will also want to follow the baby bird's quest as he asks everyone and everything he meets, "Are You My Mother?".
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the...more
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For years Thea pretended to "pop!" from the egg. She still does sometimes. And this book is how she first learned that animals EAT other animals..
She knew birds caught worms. But it wasn't until I asked her what the baby bird was going to DO with the worm that I realized she didn't know. She said the worm was going to live in the nest with the baby bird. Like a pet.
So I, somewh...more
When I was in first grade, my sister and I found out we were adopted. I instantly sought comfort in this book. We were told we were adopted because in class we had to write down where we inherited our facial features and hair from. I couldn't say where I got my curly hair from and when my teacher told me I had to get curly hair from someone in my family, I came home from school on a mission to discover where it came from knowing that I was the only one with curls. The idea th...more
The story, Are You My Mother? starts off by a mother bird sitting on a yellow egg in her nest. Then all of a sudden the egg she’s sitting on starts to jump and shake so she decides to go find some food to feed her baby bird before the egg hatches. Soon after the egg hatches and the baby bird doesn’t see his mother he asks “Where is my mother?” The baby bird decides to step out of the nest and sets off to find his mother. Throughout the story we see how the baby bird encounters a series of...more
This is a classic tale of mother to sibling relationship, and makes for a quality read a loud to beginning readers. Each of the characters in the story are enjoyable, and the tale itself is very easy to follow along for a few reasons. First, the text is bold and easy to see. Second, there is a rhythm and pacing to the story which makes it easy for listeners to keep track of the action. Thirdly, there is plenty of repetition in the story, so listeners will not be quick to f...more
It at first seemed as though it would be a breath taking story started with the age old question. "Are you my mother?" But his repeated asking of this question (To other animals and inanimate objects that could not possibly be his mother.)I found slightly disturbing. It also contributed to my fear that this newly hatched bird, had mental retardation brought on by his fall from the nest.
This book also brings up another s...more
Movement: Retell the story together and act out the parts of the animals.
Art: Using old magazines, cut out pictures of mothers and children to make a collage. You can also...more
To help learn the sequence of events I would bring in a...more
I rated this book with three stars because the illustrations i...more
Learning Experience: Have pictures of baby animals and pictures of the full grown animals. Teach the children names of the animals and how some animals have different names then their parent.
Example: a picture of a baby c...more
This is the story of a baby bird whose mother goes to find him food before he hatches so he breaks out of his shell to an empty nest. He falls out of his nest so he can seek out his mother asking various animals (kitten, hen, cow, etc) and objects (train, boat, etc) if th...more
From 1936 to 1941, Eastman worked at the story departmen...more