Love, Mama

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday selection is truly perfect to celebrate a parent’s love! Jeanette Bradley is a 2018 debut author/illustrator featured on Epic Eighteen


Written and Illustrated by: Jeanette BradleyPicture

Roaring Brook Press, 2018, fiction

Suitable for ages: 2-6

Themes/topics: Family, mother & child, love

When they reached the ocean, Kipling waved goodbye to Mama.
She called, “I’ll be back home soon!”

Brief synopsis (from
With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, Jeanette Bradley’s debut picture book is perfect for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, and any day when a child needs a reminder of the strength of a mother’s love.

Activities and Resources:
Discussion: What are some ways you can send a message to someone? What are ways you can show someone you care about him or her? How can you find comfort when you miss someone?
Educator’s Guide 

Why I like this book:
LOVE, MAMA offers comfort for young children who miss a traveling parent or long for mom due to any separation. It’s simple, sweet, gentle. Not only is the child reassured of his mother’s love, he also takes action to communicate his love to his mother. This is a book to be read again and again. Don’t be surprised if you discover a tender little love token left just for you!  (And I love Mama‘s little rolling suitcase!)

You can visit Jeanette Bradley HERE.

Visit author Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Books for a plethora of picture books listed by title and topic/theme, each with teacher/parent activities and resources.

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