Monday, 31 May 2010

Book Sharing Monday :: Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons

Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons  is written by Rob D. Walker and illustrated by Leo & Diane Dillon. This picture book is a treasure to share with your children. Here is a little bit of the afterward:

"Throughout the world, people of all nations, cultures, and religions pass along their words of wisdoms from generation to generation. At our best, we hope to help our children to have courage, be strong, show compassion, and be loving human beings. But our words are not enough. In this book, readers are invited into the private lives of a broad variety of families."

I read this to Andre and asked him to pick his two favourite pages to share with you. The first one above includes a language from the Andean region of South America, Quechua.
"Mama Says
Respect all life
And treasure every tree
Mama Says
Our planet needs
Each flower, bird, and bee."

The picture above is Andre's second favourite page. This one is only in English.
"Mama says
To be on time
Mama says
Be neat
Mama says
To walk with pride
And never drag my feet"


  1. Ooops! Was I suppose to put the name of the book! LOL!

  2. This book sounds wonderful. I can't wait to look for it at our library. I have a friend that I did Missionary work with in Ecuador who speaks Quechua. It's neat to see it in a book.

  3. This looks wonderful! I spent 2 weeks in Ecuador collecting caterpillars with Earthwatch. One of the team members spoke Quechua ... so exciting to see it in print!


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