My Mama


Annemarie van Haeringen, My Mama, Gecko Press, April 2020, 24 pp., $16.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781776572687 

Translated from the Dutch, and written and illustrated by the award-winning Dutch artist, this is an amusing tale of a baby elephant’s everyday adventures with his long-suffering mother. Written with half an eye as to what mothers endure when entertaining their children, the story conveys children’s imaginations – and their certainty that they control the world most of the time. There is little text per page and the illustrations are fun, capturing both mother’s and baby’s personalities. Ages 2-5.  

Reviewed by Elizabeth Douglas 

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