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Mama Elizabeti

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  35 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In this tender sequel to Elizabeti's Doll, Elizabeti finds that looking after a real child isn't so easy.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Lee & Low Books
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Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
This books is about Elizabeti whose mother just had a new baby. Her mother has to spend all her time taking care of the new baby so Elizabeti has to take care of her little brother, Obedi. Elizabeti feels very prepared to take care of Obedi because she had been taking care of her doll Eva her whole life. However, when Elizabeti is left alone with Obedi she sees how hard it is to do her chores and take care of a baby at the same time. She wonders how her mother ever got anything done and wishes s ...more
Jun 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
I like the illustrations in this book, especially the depictions of babywearing. I also like the descriptions and depictions of Elizabeti cheerfully contributing to her family's work. But I found this book flawed:
1. Most significantly, when Obedi is missing, Elizabeti worries that her parents will think that she doesn't know how to care for a real baby. Why isn't she worried about Obedi's safety instead of (or at least in addition to) what her parents will think of her???
2. I don't like how she
Lauren James
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture, pre-2002, prek-k
A widely-appealing concept--Elizabeti has trouble taking care of her little brother and doing her chores at the same time, and is torn between her love and frustration--meets a specific context--Elizabeti's village and day-to-day life--for a winning, funny, and warm picture book. Absolutely worth reading, and probably a must-have for any older sibling.
Dec 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feelings, families
I would recommend this book to grades 2-3. This book is about a girl who experiences what it is like to take care of her baby brother. She learned that it was much different and more challenging to look after her baby brother than it is a baby doll. I would read this book to students show them that caring for others has its rewards.
Kathryn Zebrowski-Wray
Great read aloud to illustrate how caring for others is a reward upon itself. I love Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Peace Corps Volunteer and amazing author? She's the total package!) Elizabeti's Doll is also a great book, that came before Mama Elizabeti. Would recommend for any elementary grade level.
Sandy Brehl
This sequel to Elizabeti's Doll is a fun continuation of Elizabeti's family, demonstrating her continued growth and development within her growing family.
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's about a girl with my name. She helps her mom.
S10_Jessica Oster
format: picture book
age: elementary
protagonist: Elizabeti
Jul 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: african-american
For K-3

Another charming story about Elizabeti and her family. Obedi is no longer the youngest, and is now Elizabeti's charge, but he's a much bigger handful than her stone, Eva.
Kathy Garner
Sep 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good connection to having a new baby at home and the new responsibilities that could come.
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