Perfect Picture Book Friday! You Made Me a Mother by Laurenne Sala

23 Sep

Susanna Leonard Hill has a feature on her blog called Perfect Picture Book Friday. It is a list of “perfect” picture books recommended by all sorts of people. I chose this book because it is a gorgeous book about a mother’s love.

mademotherYou Made Me a Mother
Written by Laurenne Sala
Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser
32 pages – ages 4+

Published by HarperCollins on March 8, 2016

Theme/Topic- Mother-Child/Love/Family

Genre- Realistic Fiction

Opening and Synopsis- Opening: “I felt you.
You were a pea.
Then a lemon.
Then an eggplant.”

Synopsis from publisher: “In this beautiful celebration of motherhood, the universal message of unconditional love for a child shines through. Laurenne Sala’s heartwarming text, accompanied by New York Times bestselling artist Robin Preiss Glasser’s charming illustrations, creates a firsthand look at the powerful bond between mother and child from pregnancy to birth and beyond.”

What I Thought- This is a really sweet book, with love pouring throughout the pages, and into the reader as well. The illustrations are rather realistic, but with a very nice feeling to them. The writing reflects ho a mom would actually speak to her child and flows very nicely. I could see mom’s reading this book over and over again to her children. The pictures are full of emotion, and they showcase how a mother loves her child. This is a gorgeous book that parents will love to read to their kids – and that their kids would love to be read to!

Activities and Resources- has a great list of 101 things you can do with your child HERE! has a great list for parents to teach about love HERE!

Check out the trailer for the book –

To find more Perfect Picture Books please visit Susanna Hill’s blog HERE!

28 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book Friday! You Made Me a Mother by Laurenne Sala”

  1. Patricia Tilton September 23, 2016 at 7:50 am #

    What a sweet book. Another great gift book for new mothers! It’s such a joyful book!


  2. Joanna September 23, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    I am always looking out for good gifts for baby showers. This sounds perfect.


  3. Joanne Roberts September 23, 2016 at 8:05 am #

    Sounds like a great gift for new families, showers, and Mother’s Day too. Thanks.


  4. Shannon O'Donnell September 23, 2016 at 10:40 am #

    Excellent review! I LOVE your blog–so glad I found you!! 🙂


  5. Leslie Leibhardt Goodman - Writer September 23, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    I just watched the book trailer you included. I LOVE this book! I can see what a perfect book this is to give to a new mom, but another part of me sees this as the perfect book for a mom to gift to her child. This is truly a present from the heart. Thanks for sharing this beautiful book.


  6. rnewman504 September 23, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Sounds like a very sweet book. Robin Preiss Glasser’s illustration definitely add a certain warmth to the book.


  7. Gabi Snyder September 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. And I love Robin Preiss Glasser’s warm and evocative illustration style. It’s like seeing an old friend (probably because I’ve ready so many Fancy Nancy books).


  8. Joanne Fritz September 23, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Sounds like a sweet book and a lovely celebration of moms and kids. But it wouldn’t work as well for the second child in a family.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks October 2, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      I guess you are right about it not being the same for a second child – I didn’t even think about that! 🙂


  9. Jilanne Hoffmann September 23, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    This sounds like one I can’t resist, Erik. Thanks for giving it a shout out!


  10. viviankirkfield September 23, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

    WOW…absolutely loving this book, Erik! Thank you so much for sharing it. Loved the trailer. 😉


  11. Genevieve Petrillo September 23, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    Sweet! I also made Mom a mother. But by adoption…

    Love and licks,


  12. Andrea Mack September 25, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    This sounds so sweet! It would be nice to enjoy on Mother’s Day, I bet!


  13. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews September 25, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Wonderful sites for activities you included. Nice, Erik.


  14. Keila Dawson September 26, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    Nice to see a sweet book. Thanks for the recommendation, Erik.


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