My Mommy Medicine
Author: Written by Edwidge Danticat; illustrated by Shannon Wright
My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn't feeling well, from renowned author Edwidge Danticat.
Whenever I am sick,
Or just feel kind of gloomy or sad,
I can always count on my Mommy Medicine.
When a child wakes up not feeling well, it’s mommy to the rescue! Her remedy includes a yummy cup of hot chocolate, a cozy bubble bath, unlimited snuggles and cuddles, fun sing-alongs, and all the extra special love and attention a kid could ask for.
Mommy Medicine can heal all woes and make any day the best day!
Award-winning memoirist Edwidge Danticat's rich and lyrical text envelops the reader in the security of a mother's love, and debut artist Shannon Wright's vibrant art infuses the story with even more warmth.
A Parent's Choice Recommended Award Winner 2019
2020 Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year List
In The News
“Heartfelt prose . . . [and vignettes] full of glad familial love . . . leave no doubt about how good it feels to be the total center of attention.” —Publishers Weekly
“A warm and fuzzy offering for sick days on the couch or everyday reading. A recommended purchase.” —School Library Journal
“A sweet celebration of the special touch that only a mother can give.” —Kirkus
“Cozy and comforting, this is an effective antidote for childhood illness or anxiety.” —Booklist