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A Special Day for Mommy

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Close your eyes and you will get a big surprise, Mommy Surprise

Mommy's getting breakfast in bed and a card and flowers and a whole lot more


It's a special day for Mommy
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 23rd 2004 by Margaret K. McElderry (first published 2004)
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Jul 08, 2008 Connie rated it liked it
I let my niece pick this up to give to her mother for Mother's Day, and we've lived to regret it.

The little pig in this book wants to make a nice treat for her mother. Well, okay - fair enough.

But everything she does is really making her mother clean up after her all day - and her mother just smiles and allows this! Very unrealistic, and I'm not sure it's the best message, either.

So, the pig makes breakfast - and spills it all on the floor. Later, we see Mom mopping it up. In our house, if you s
May 19, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Every now and then I fall in love with a book because it hits really closet to home. I need a copy of this book for my mommy shelf. I see my children in each page, trying to please me and do special things for me and in the meantime creating more work for me with the messes they leave behind. Yet, as I read this book I don't hear a chorus of "put it away when you're through". I see Mama Pig smile. I need to be more like that. This book truly inspired me to see my life differently through it's gr ...more
Although this story is cute, it’s somewhat underhanded in how it expresses Mother’s Day. The child in the story desperately wants to do really nice things for his mother, but inevitably he makes messes wherever he goes. His mom is always cleaning up after him, and it’s obvious that she doesn’t appreciate that he doesn’t recognize the work that she does for him. It can be funny, but it depends on the audience.
Dec 06, 2008 Cailean rated it really liked it
This is SUCH a cute and simple book! It's all about how a little kid pig wants to make the day special for her mom so she does things like pour a bowl of cereal for her, pick flowers, etc. and in the process of everything makes a big mess for her mom! But the mommy pig just cleans it all up and lets her kid do all these nice things for her, knowing the intent is good. I love the message and I see there's another version for dads too.
Kate Hastings
Jan 09, 2010 Kate Hastings rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PreK-Grade1 Mother's day, mothers, messes
Shelves: picturebooks
Lordy this is cute! A child (pig) wants to do something special for Mommy, and is clueless about the mess she is making along the way. I love how the spirit of the child is not squelched by the mother and the child's enthusiasm and love makes the gift very special.
May 03, 2011 Alisa rated it it was amazing
This is one of the cutest "mommy" books I have read in a long time. Little piggy wants to please her mommy on her special day, but mommy ends up "cleaning" up after her the whole day. It is SUPER cute and touched my heart.
Jan 29, 2014 Adrienne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Totally adorable. I love the illustrations--those little pigs are the cutest! The story is cute, too, and I love how the pictures tell a little more of the story, how the girl is making a mess that Mommy has to clean up...but it's still a good day for Mommy :)
May 12, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Used for Mother's day storytime
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Feb 09, 2008 Tricia rated it liked it
little pig daughter makes a number of messes while creating suprises for her mommy. adorable.
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Monique Mcdonald
Cute book for kids gives them ideas for what to do for mommy to make her feel special.
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Mar 14, 2009 Staggerlee rated it it was amazing
As the Daddy book, just a great cute little story from a great Illustrator.
Nov 14, 2016 Zainab rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mom
Zainab loves books about mom and little girls.
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