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Mama Outside, Mama Inside

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The perfect book for Mother's Day!

A mother has lots of preparation to do when expecting a baby--whether she's a bird weaving a nest in the tree outside, or a woman setting up a nursery inside her home. In this heartwarming picture book, two mothers share a common love of their babies, until one day it's time for Mama Outside to follow her babies into the sky and fly away.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Sara Bland
Apr 23, 2015 Sara Bland rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s
This is a very sweet, sweet book about what mothers go through before they have babies and some of the things that happen after a baby is born. What is so wonderful about this book is that it puts it into the perspective of a bird mother and a human mother. The illustrations are beautiful and paint a lovely picture of what is happening, it really brings it all together. I would recommend this book to read to or with any child who is going to have a new baby brother or sister in the house. It is ...more
Salsabrarian
A human mother-to-be (Mama Inside) and a bird (Mama Outside) simultaneously prepare for their babies to come. Mama Inside selects the room to be the nursery and paints it; Mama Outside selects the tree for her nest and constructs it. Mama Outside lines the nest with soft moss and leaves; Mama Inside lays the cradle with a pillow, blanket and stuffed lamb. After a long wait, the birds and baby are born and both Mamas are busy feeding, singing and caring for them. The day comes when Mama Outside p ...more
Lizzette Armendariz
This is a good story. It display how two separate species can go through similar events when creating life. The Illustration are beautiful. The only thing that some might consider before allowing your child to read it is that their is an illustration of the mother breastfeeding the baby. Not that this is disgusting but some parents may not want their children to be exposed to that quiet yet. It is story that represents the process of childbearing and I find that very beautiful and good for child ...more
Kelly
Jun 05, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing
We loved this book while I was pregnant with my third child. And, it portrays breastfeeding, instead of bottle-feeding, which is unfortunately difficult to find. This is a very cute, touching story, and both my son and my daughter enjoy it very much.
Philitsa
Apr 17, 2010 Philitsa rated it it was amazing
Recommended to me by a fellow super-mom to help introduce the idea of a new baby to my toddler. My daughter loves this book and requests it often. I have a feeling she'd enjoy it even if there was no baby on the way!
Claire
Nov 18, 2013 Claire rated it it was amazing
My daughter picked this one up randomly from the library and I'm very happy she did! Cute story and it even depicts breastfeeding! I wish more children's books were like this.
Pepa
Oct 02, 2008 Pepa rated it really liked it
This book would work well in any early childhood classroom. It sends a lesson of similarities between the development of animals and people.
Myra
Mar 27, 2013 Myra rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful book! I read it aloud to my daughter and she just snuggled up on my lap as I read. It was so meaningful to both of us. This is on my "To Own Someday" list.
Terrah
Sep 29, 2009 Terrah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cora, to-buy
I've been looking for more 'baby coming' books for the girls. I thought this one was especially sweet.
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