Friday, May 8, 2015

MOM SCHOOL Picture Book News!

Fun News ~ 
MOM SCHOOL is a Barnes & Noble National Storytime selection for May 9th!
A little girl imagines where her Mom went to learn how to be the best mom ever.

MOM SCHOOL, of course!
Written by Rebecca Van Slyke

Published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Random House 

A delight to illustrate!  From sketches to the final art images!

Random House has wonderfully provided Mom School Activity Sheets and Stickers!
Click on this photo below to download and print these for some wonderful Moms in your life!

School Library Journal review ~

VAN SLYKE, Rebecca. illus. by Priscilla Burris. Doubleday. 2015. ISBN 9780385388924..
PreS-Gr 2–A tribute to all of the things a mom can do. The unnamed girl imagines that her mother has attended “Mom School,” where she learned how to do a multitude of tasks around the house, how to play, and of course the uncanny ability to do several things at once. There is humor in the idea that these skills were acquired in an institutional setting, and Burris’s funny illustrations rendered in soft pastel hues capture this silly but charming concept. The story is appropriately child-centric, though at the end Van Slyke cleverly works in the fact that the mom is not just a superstar at home but also has a career. Predictably, she declares that her best job is being a mom. VERDICT An appealing addition to read at Mother’s Day and throughout the year.–Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT

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Sketch of Latisha, talented cousin of little Jack.


These images are finishes from "The Tale of Jack Frost" book. Release date is November 2008.