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A young Inuit child tests her mother, something that children do not infrequently whether they live in Alaska or Santa Cruz. What if, she asks her mom, I behaved in a less-than-admirable fashion: Would you still love me? The mother’s answers are wise and, indeed, loving. Striking watercolors and a rhythmic text charm in this new-at-last-in-paperback edition. Ages 2–5.
Mama, do you love me? Yes I do, Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is beautifully complemented by graphically stunning illustrations that are filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.
• Set in a captivating and unusual Arctic setting • Includes a carefully researched glossary provides additional information on Arctic life
Fans of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Goodnight Moon, and Guess How Much I Love You will love this book.
This book is a great read for: • Toddlers and young children • Families interested in different cultures • Parents • Librarians
About the Author
Barbara Joosse is a full-time writer and mother. She lives with her family in a little stone house in Wisconsin. Ms. Joosse has a degree in journalism, but for the past 19 years she has devoted her time and talents to writing nearly twenty books for childr
Barbara Lavallee lives in Alaska. Her vibrant watercolor illustrations are well-known for their depictions of a wide range of Alaskan life.
...this striking volume . . . uses a timeless culture to convey a timeless message. Publishers Weekly
Charming, vibrant watercolor illustrations . . . School Library Journal