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Preview — Are You My mother? by P.D. Eastman
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
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
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
My grandson, Gauge, and I read this book together recently. He is only 4-years-old and I noticed that this book is a little hard for him to follow. It also doesn't engage him as well as other books in the same genre have in the past. I still like the book, but for the real young ones it might be a skip.
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
This book is told in first person by the baby bird. The main character is the baby bird. There are also some other animals that are only ...more
This book is told in first person by the baby bird. The main character is the baby bird. However ...more
This was a story about a chick who hatches from her egg and is in search of her mother. As she searches for her mother she comes across all different types of animals until she is able to locate her mother.
I gave this book a rating of 4 stars. It was a very sweet book that was enjoyable to read. I think young children would like this book because it reviews different types of animals which is good for young children who are still learning mother ...more
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From 1936 to 1941, Eastman worked at the story departmen ...more