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Little Mommy

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  638 ratings  ·  31 reviews
THE “LITTLE MOMMY” in this story is an adorable little girl. We spend the day in her charming company as she cares for her dolls, treats their ills, gives them a tea party, feeds them dinner, and puts them to bed. Beautifully illustrated, this book has a timeless feel.

Originally published 1967 by Western Publishing
Hardcover, a Little Golden Book Classic - First Random House Edition, 2008, 24 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Golden Books (first published April 8th 1967)
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Philitsa
May 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
No, no, no! This book belongs in a time capsule from sixty years ago, not on my daughter's bookshelf!

Little Mommy is a story about a little girl who pretends to be a mom. She takes care of her kids, does the laundry, feeds the kids dinner, and puts them to bed. The "dad" character takes the car and goes to his doctor job all day while "Mommy" is stuck at home doing everything else. Awww, how fucking sweet.

I understand everyone has warm and fuzzy feelings about this book from when they read it in
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The Rainbow Zebra
Aug 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Of course this book is outdated. But it was one of my favorite books as a child. The illustrations are adorable, and I memorized it at a very very early age.

I have my first copy and just got one for my teenage daughter.

For those who criticise the material, should we do away with ALL books that talk about how things used to be? No Mary Poppins, no Little House, etc. What a sad world it would be!

Little Golden Books are *awesome* and should be treasured.
Laura
Jan 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was simply my favorite book of all time. It was written in the 50's or early 60's (yes, I'm old) and you can definitely tell with the roles it portrays as Mommy versus Daddy (hence why it might have been out of production for many years!). But the illustrations are beautiful. If you have girly-girls, they will love this book. Luckily, I still have my copy from 1968 and my kids have enjoyed this book. I have also pre-ordered (it will be out in April) two more for only $3 on Amazon for keepsa ...more
Lori
Feb 05, 2011 added it
I still have mine from 1974!
Teresa
May 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My all time favorite book when I was little! I have an old copy that is just like the one I had when I was little, I won't let my kids touch it.
Sophia Martin
This children's book is about a young girl who takes on the traditional role of being a mommy. She takes care of the children and teaches them, does the laundry, etc. Sharon Kane wrote and illustrated Little Mommy in 1967 which explains why this little girl does all the things a "mommy" would do; times were different then. This book can be used to help children break the stereotypes that come along with their gender. It can show that girls do not have to fulfill all of these roles just because o ...more
Julie
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is wonderful. No liberal, crazy women's lib crap is going to change my mind on the book. Yes, it is old fashioned. Yes it portrays a "stay at home mommy" and working daddy, but I love it all the same. As a SAHM, I want my kids to know how hard I work at home. As I enter the working world as my children grow older I hope they know just how much I did around here, and this book doesn't skimp on proving the powerful role of a mama. I just love the bond the little girl has w/ her dolls, he ...more
Carol
Feb 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was my daughter's favorite childhood book. At one time, I could recite this book by rote because I read it to her so many times. She later read it to her daughters. It is a Little Golden Book and was given to her by her grandmother (my Mother). The price was $0.29 in the late 1960's and 1970's and is very special to us. She now has her original book that I had kept for her through the years. It was obviously written during a time that the men went to work and the women stayed at home and to ...more
Angela
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is such a cute book about being a mom for a day. For teaching rhymes, teachers can read this book out loud for the students to hear the sounds at the end of each line. The whole book has its own beat, which is very easy to follow and for students to chant along. The illustration in the book is gorgeous. Children, especially girls, would really appreciate this book. Children might not be able to fully connect to the girl in the story because the story itself is set back in the old times. But, ...more
Christine
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-the-kids
I love the illustrations. They bring out the innocence of childhood play. The rhyming text helps the kids to memorize the words on the page.

Many girls want to be like their mommy. In my case, I get to stay at home and take care of the kids and the home. This book is a good picture of what happens during my day.

My 2 year old loves having this book read to her. She gathers her dolls around her and reads the book to them like a little mommy.
Cathy
One of my children wanted to read a Mother's Day book, and this was one of very few I could think of. I've read it so many times to them over the years that I have pieces of it memorized. Even though the pictures are very out-dated, I think it's interesting that mothers today often do much the same things. I have memories of my little sister having our own mom read us this book every day.
Amy Lou
Mar 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-lit
This was one of my favorite books as a young child. The cover of my book was a little girl with long blonde hair holding her doll and sitting in a rocking chair. The little girl looked like me and I had a rocking chair just like the one on the cover. I thought it was a biography about me and would reenact the entire story!
Audrey
Aug 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 2-year olds
Recommended to Audrey by: saw it at the store
My 2-year old son likes this book. He likes to point out familiar objects in the pictures. The pictures are good and not too abstract for him to recognize, even if some of the items are quite old-fashioned. He is already familiar with household management, but there are also a few scenes of unfamiliar activity for him to consider as well.
Josiah
Jul 17, 2009 rated it did not like it
This is a nice story, written and illustrated by Sharon Kane, that will be just about perfect for those children who are beginning to show interest in caring for doll children as their own. The drawings are well done and fit the story perfectly.
Starasia
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this book hundreds of times as a little girl and dreamed of being a mommy. I loved my dolls. I don’t think this book is relevant now or should be encouraged to read, unless they rewrite it as Little Daddy, but this book was everything to me.
Melanie
Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Emma loves this book!
Chris Luders
Aug 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
This story about baby Betty Draper hasn’t aged quite so well.
JoMama
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was my very favorite book as a child.
Gale
Jul 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
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Yvonne Crawford
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
loved this book a lot my grandmother read it to me
Janice
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent book. Have not read it to a child but they will love it.
Glenys Smart
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My favourite book when I was a child. My mother sent it to me now that I am a mother and the pictures are so familiar and touching.
Msjennifers Corner
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
dated
Diane
Jan 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Extremely outdated. For an era gone by. I returned it. Purchased for my granddaughter. My daughter would cringe if I ever gave it to her.
Kimberley
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
one of Evie's favorites.
Joy
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
My 4yo loves to read this book over and over. It shows a little girl doing all the things her mommy does. My dd really wanted a small stove that works like the little girl in the book had, lol.
Melissa
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A treasure for any daughter to own! Love it!
amy
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
+++ x2
Penynah
Jul 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: parents, childcare givers, grandparents, children
SO Lovely! We talk about girls having choices today, but so often forget to show them the beauty of the traditional choices of home making and mothering. We all grow up and live in a home, and many of us grow up and become mothers. Teaching our daughters the skills to care for both home and children is a precious gift. It is sad to see brilliant college grads (men & women) who are forced to eat processed food, live in clutter or worse, in their home because no one taught them how to cook, cl ...more
Jodi Blind
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Sep 17, 2016
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