Little Mama Forgets

Robin Cruise; Pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

Melanie Kroupa Books

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Every morning, Lucy tiptoes into her grandmother’s room to wake her with a gentle tickle. Little Mamá always remembers to tickle Lucy right back! But Lucy knows there are things her abuelita sometimes forgets – like the way to the park or how to tie her shoes. “Two long bunny ears like this,” Lucy shows her. Still, there’s much that Little Mamá remembers and shares: how to skip and dance, stories from Mexico, and plenty of hugs and kisses.

A lyrical text with Spanish words and phrases and vibrant art spiced with cultural details capture the give-and-take in this lively Hispanic family and celebrate the special bonds that exist between young and old.

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"Swirls of movement and color are the backdrop for a story that might have been sad.  The story is bittersweet, but Lucy's ability to look on the bright side . . .  wrap the events in affection and warmth.  Children won't forget this." -- Starred, Booklist
 
"Brilliant illustrations accentuate Little Mama's zest for living, while celebrating Mexican-American family life . . . Extols the importance of memory and intergenerational relationships.  Warm and wise."  --Kirkus Reviews 
 
"Celebrates a family life sustained by happy memories and good times."  --Publishers Weekly
 
"Offers reassurance and hope to readers.  The universal themes of love and family dominate this tender, heartfelt story."  --School Library Journal

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About the Author

Robin Cruise; Pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

ROBIN CRUISE has previously written middle grade novels. This is her first picture book. She lives in San Diego, California.  STACEY DRESSEN-MCQUEEN’s Boxes for Katje, written by Candace Fleming, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book.She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Little Mama Forgets
Robin Cruise; Pictures by Stacey Dressen-McQueen

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CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Charlotte Zolotow Award / Highly Commended, NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, Booklist Editors' Choice

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Melanie Kroupa Books
March 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374346133
ISBN10: 0374346135
Picture Book
9 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, 40 pages, Includes full-color illustrations throughout and a glossary
Age Range: 4 to 8
Grade Range: p to 3
$16.99
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