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.
Respect all life
And treasure every tree
Our planet needs
Each flower, bird, and bee."
The picture above is Andre's second favourite page. This one is only in English.
To be on time
To walk with pride
And never drag my feet"