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Love, Mama

Love, Mama

Jeanette Bradley

Roaring Brook Press

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Love, Mama is an adorable board book about a modern mommy whose love for her child stretches across the wide ocean, through day and night, from earth to sky and back again, even when she and her child are apart.

When Mama leaves her young penguin Kipling, he knows she'll return home soon—yet he still can't help but miss her. After all, Pillow Mama won't read, Picture Mama won't laugh, and Snow Mama is too cold to cuddle.

But then Kipling receives a special delivery from Mama, including a note that reads:

My love for you stretches across the wide ocean,
through day and night,
from earth to sky
and back again.

And Kipling knows that no matter where Mama is, he is loved. Soon, Mama comes home, and Kipling ends the day where he belongs—right in her arms.

With a heartwarming story and tender illustrations, this board book by debut talent Jeanette Bradley 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.

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Praise for Love, Mama

“A poignant and high-quality picture book [about] dealing with separation anxiety.” —School Library Journal

“Should readily resonate with the children of working parents.” —Publishers Weekly

“Will provide both reassurance to children missing their own loved ones and ideas for staying connected.” —Kirkus Reviews

A gentle story for the tiny about the difficulty of dealing with even a short, benign absence of a loved one . . . The internet may have made the world smaller, but this book will help console kids who know that FaceTime just isn’t the same.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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Jeanette Bradley

Jeanette Bradley lives in Rhode Island, where she loves to imagine the journeys of the ships that visit Narragansett Bay. Jeanette studied painting at Indiana University and children's book illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Love, Mama is her debut book.

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Roaring Brook Press

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