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¿Mamá?: (Spanish language edition of Mommy?)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  734 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews

¡Todos están aquí! Los monstruos más famosos del mundo descubren que un chico muy atrevido se ha colado en su casa. En las páginas más divertidas y espectaculares jamás creadas, este chiquillo les demuestra a los monstruos quién es quién.
Novelty Book, 12 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Scholastic Inc. (first published January 1st 2006)
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AleJandra Guido
No me gustan los libros pop up, porque no importa cuanto los cuides o que tan delicado seas, siempre terminan rompiéndose.

Pero este libro fue un regalo así que no queda mas que disfrutarlo, mientras dure.

La historia es sobre un bebeshito que esta buscando a su mamá en lo que parece ser un castillo encantado. En su búsqueda se encuentra con varios monstruos y en vez de temerles les juega bromas.

Muy lindo y entretenido porque el pop up no solo aparece si no que tienen unas funciones de movimien
Kelsey Hoban
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Madison Godfrey
This book is a pop up book with great illustration and repeats one word several times throughout it. This book is about a toddler who wanders through a haunted house but instead of being scared, he plays tricks on the monsters. And in the end he finds out that he is Frankenstein’s bride’s child! This book would be good for the Halloween season in a classroom, he isn’t scared of the monsters and they are not mean to him so it would be appropriate. It is a great example of another style of a pictu ...more
A fantastic pop-up book, Mommy? shows a little boy in pajamas crawling through a haunted mansion, running into classic monsters including Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Wolfman, and the Mummy while searching for his mother. Each monster tries to look ferocious to the little boy as the child makes the single worded inquiry "Mommy?", only to have the boy move on completely fearlessly, leaving the monster baffled. The art is absolutely fantastic and the pop-ups are fun and innovative. It is ...more
Nov 13, 2010 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 01, 2016 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A pop up book featuring lots of favorite monsters, who are terrorized in their home by on toddler searching for his mommy. This book contains only two words but encourages tons of vocabulary as children discuss what is happening on each page. The preschoolers in my class laugh constantly while we read this book.
When Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, and Matthew Reinhart collaborate, what do you get?! One of the most uniquely humorous and slightly off picture books you may ever find. In this macabre rendition of “Are you my mommy?”, a young boy, reminiscent of Sendak’s boy in “Where the Wild Things Are”, searches room after room desperately calling out “Mommy”, only to be greeted by various monsters and ghouls. The illustrations are distinctively Sendak’s while the paper engineering can be non- other than ...more
Although this busy pop-up picturebook only contains two words throughout, the art and movement of the pictures paint a funny and original story. The human baby protagonist encounters every monster of a child's imagination, from Frankenstein to mummies and vampires, as he searches for his mother; however Sendak has transformed these monsters into funny, sweet characters through their tender motherly interactions with the child. Having also recently read his most well-know work, "Where the Wild Th ...more
Jan 15, 2016 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Our little ones are huge fans of this book. We consider it a fall book in our house, but that is mostly to redirect the amount of love little hands give the lifting flaps and pop-up features.
brilliant engineering, fun monsters


10 30 2006

Makes a great Halloween gift.



Beloved by fierce five and six-year-olds
Lindsay Rogers
Apr 25, 2009 Lindsay Rogers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only words in this book are "Mommy?" and at the very end "Baby!" But despite the lack of text this book tells a fun story of a young monster baby who goes around a would-be scary castle looking for his mommy and causing trouble for all of the monsters he encounters (Frankenstein, Dracula, mummies, etc...) It appears as those the child is the scariest monster, something that is sure to tickle children who read it. The engineering of the book is incredible - I am amazed. Even the eyes of a mum ...more
Jun 24, 2016 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
This is the best pop up book I've ever seen. (And if you're mom were in a bad mood, it would seem very true to life.)
Jun 10, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute. Used this video to read it.
Pop-up books, especially elaborate ones such as this, are hard to keep in libraries. The paper artistry is amazing (the genre keeps growing; it reminded me of Tomie da Paola's recent Strega Nona pop-up) but the hide-and-go-seek storyline didn't do much for me. I'm not sure of the intended audience because the pictures might be scary for tots, but the two-word text and the young pajama-clad protagonist suggests it's geared to preschoolers. I wouldn't personally use this in a storytime; it seems m ...more
Mar 29, 2008 Jon rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvies, horror, fictions
This is an awesome pop-up book. The craftsmanship that goes into a pop-up book just blows my mind. Maurice Sendak is just a cool guy and gives us a cool little story almost exclusively through visuals. There are only two words in the whole thing. It's playing off the story Are You My Mother?, taking that idea and getting playful with popular horror icons. It's funny and says something about how to approach things we may find scary. Oh, and no, I don't speak Spanish, but as I said, there are on ...more
Apr 16, 2014 Zatika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5-star for the brilliant paper engineering!
Chelsea Brunski
Apr 28, 2011 Chelsea Brunski rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pop-up book where a little boy is looking for his mommy. He encounters all these monsters, but they are no match for this little boy. I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations for this book are amazing. This wouldn't be a book I would choose for children that are wanting a book to read. It only has the word mommy on every page. I also wouldn't recommend this book for younger children because the pictures come so far off the page. I think little children would want to pull on them.
Apr 26, 2009 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this nearly-wordless pop-up book is very well-constructed (but so, so fragile!) and pretty cute. The baby in the story is not afraid crawling around among monsters and mummies, and in the end, we see why. I could see children spending a long time investigating the busy scenery that surrounds each monster, and of course they will love the interactive experience of the construction. A great book for Halloween or for children who like to make up their own stories.
Apr 26, 2009 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maurice Sendak really knows how to capture the imagination in
among young and old readers, alike. I liked that this was a pop-up book even though that does make it very fragile. This is probably the sort of book to keep on the high shelf and bring down to read. I loved the detail, especially in the expressions of the baby. He appears totally unfazed and amused by the scary monsters around him. In fact he has quite a mischievous streak!
Ian Overway
Jul 16, 2010 Ian Overway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This children's pop up book is about a baby who is searching for his mother in a most unusual place; a haunted house? Each page the the baby crawls into a different room to find a different monster; Frankenstein, Werewolf, Count Dracula and more. The boy crawls until he finds his Mommy at the end.
The pop up are wildly detailed! I noticed new details each time I read it.
Jul 28, 2013 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book would be better for upper elementary grades. This story is about a boy who is looking for his "Mommy" in a haunted house. He ends up coming upon a mummy. This is a great pop-up book and it offers a basis for a good lesson on homophones. The students could then list as many homophones that they can think of and explain their lists to the class. Themes in this book are persistence and family.
Mar 20, 2011 Anne-Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, this is kind of a kid's book, but my little sister had it on her shelf and it was hilarious! The only word in the book is "mommy." This little boy is searching at a monster party for his mother, and on each page, he finds another gross monster (surprisingly, he's not scared). Finally, he finds his mommy :) (a creepy witch). This book was cool because it had a lot of complicated pop-ups.
Sendak is one of those authors whom you expect certain things from. While this book is no exception, I found it to not be what I imagined. A beautiful pop-up book that is very intricate ... I recommend caution when opening and closing each page. Overall, it is a nice addition to a children's library; however, it does not hold my kid's interest for long. Mainly because they can't touch it.
Rundle Family
Jun 10, 2012 Rundle Family rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maddie: I like it so much. I get really scared of Dracula! I like when you open the other page and he's like ahhhhh-geez, I have to go to bed now! I like when he pulls him, the guy and makes him twist around and around and around. I like this: when he pulled down his undies! And I like when he said Mommy? And she said, "B-b-b-b-baby!"

Sonia: I get really scared of Dracula!
Anna Banana
This is possibly the greatest pop-up book I've ever come across. The artwork by Maurice Sendak are great and the engineering is phenomenal. With that said, do NOT trust your child to look at this book alone! I keep mine on a very high shelf, and don't let them look at it until they're at least five.
Amy Carr
Oct 05, 2008 Amy Carr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
One of my all time favorite Halloween books. This is an exquisite "pop-up" book that is breathtaking every time we look at it. Itis a standard part of our Halloween sits on a high shelf and is a "read with a grown up" book...although it gets lots and lots of readings and love! So much fun!
Apr 25, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The storyline and words are incredibly simple, which probably makes the target age for this book very, very young. The pop-up art and illustrations are highly impressive. The short length is very deceptive because there is an awful lot to look at on each page. It's just a lot of fun.
Nov 02, 2012 Vivian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Since there was a copy of this ingenious pop-up book on hand, I featured it in our "Monster-riffic" story time.

There's just one word of text per page: "Mommy?"

I ask the crowd, "is she behind the wall?" "door", etc, depending on the page.

Creepy fun a'la'pop-up!
Mrs. Downs
GR Level: NA


This book only contains two different words- but the pop-up magic with Maurice Sendak's illustrations is unbelievable! Will the baby find his mommy as he traipses throughout the haunted house or will the monsters scare him off first?
Mommy? is an intricate, fun pop-up book. It is so fun to read with a well-fed and rested kid because the paper pop-ups generate deep interest and fun conversation. On the other hand, a tired, hungry child might rip and poke the whole, beautiful thing apart.
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