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This must-have classic about a baby bird in search of his mother is the perfect gift for Mother's Day A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Are you my mother?

I have been pleased with all my purchases until now I asked for hard back and in good condition, this book was not and had been colored in. I was going to give this to my god daughter but I didn't .

are you my father? whoops, wrong book.

whoever wrote this interesting, confusing book must have not had a mother. they literally think that a dog is there mother. i mean, why did they make themselves a bird? what gives, man? it kind of reminds me when i took care of my dear, dear husband, Wendall. he was as sick as a dog, and his death wish was for me to find his mother, so i looked all over our back yard, and after many years of searching, I found his mother planting a olive tree in our back yard. it was truly amazin'! rip dear wendall

Good Read

This is as great as the original English version. The book will help a child become accustomed to hearing another language from early on. Great for a non-English speaker to read to your child.

A very powerful & emotional book for children

This book will make your child run the gamut of emotions, from sadness, to desperation, to joy at the end. I still remember this story well from my own early childhood. It sure made me appreciate my mother!! We bought it for our own child and it is one of his favorites. This is an essential book for any child's library. (A big caveat: make sure your child isn't overly sensitive. Also make sure to read this book to the very end or else your child will be very sad!)Also as another reviewer pointed out, this book has deeper themes for adults to ponder as well! It's one of the few books I can read to my kid and actually be interested in analyzing it. :)

Great book for spanish students!

I am a Spanish teacher and use "Eres tú mi mamá because the book is a great review for the preterite, imperfect and future. I have lessons designed for the verb grammar and my students really have fun reading a childhood story in Spanish that is so familiar to them in English. So if you want a fun way to review the past verb tenses and the future use this book and its video.

Read to Your Child to Improve Bonding and Intellect!

Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute. To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Are You My Mother? was one of her picks.This is a wonderful beginning reader because the story is humorous, the drawings lighten the mood further, and the words are simple and well related to the illustrations. For example, on one page a baby bird is pictured on the edge of the nest alone looking straight up expectantly. The text reads, "He looked up. He did not see her." The next page is the same baby bird still perched on the edge of the nest looking down. the text reads, "He looked down. He did not see her." The use of repetition is also excellent. The cover question, for example, repeats throughout the book. So your child can learn to read the book with a minimum number of words to learn, and most of the words are illustrated to provide visual clues. Most children learn to read a book like this by first memorizing it, then reading along with the parent as the parent says the words, then reciting the words, then picking out some words and reading more slowly. Are You My Mother? is well designed for this process.The story involves a baby bird whose mother has gone off to get food so he is born alone. He looks around for her, tries to find her and falls out of the nest. Then he asks everyone and everything he meets if they are his mother. The question is very silly to a child. Your child knows that an airplane and a steam shovel cannot be a bird's mother, and your child will want to shout "no" and laugh in answer to the question. Everything ends up just fine with the baby bird reunited by the steam shovel just as the mother bird returns to the nest. The baby bird had walked near the mother earlier and had not seen her. You may be concerned that the story can create insecurity in a child. And that is possible if you do not use the story as an opportunity to discuss when you would be away from your child. Obviously, your child knows who her or his mother is. You can talk about staying with other family members or baby sitters, and how you can be reached by telephone in those circumstances. Most children do worry about such subjects related to separation but often do not raise their concerns with parents. This book provides a natural way to address the subject in an unthreatening way.After you have read this book, also think about what other insecurities your child may have and how you might d

Perfect for the smallest child!

Are you looking for a good book to introduce a small child to the joys of reading? Then this one is a great one!Long before I realized that babies are little sponges, someone gave me this book for my then first-born one year old (1968! ) Since then, this book has been a staple for all my children, the youngest now 8. I have read to each child, before they were one - only one isn't as fond of reading as the others, but even he enjoys a good book now and again.This book is the perfect book to introduce little ones to the joys of reading. The words are few and small, and the question is one of interest to little ones who are still trying to sort out what is going on in this new-to-them world.The little bird falls from her nest while mother bird is out getting worms. She (or he) goes to every animal she sees and asks, "Are you my mommy?" This simple story keeps the child's interest, because the little ones are concerned about what happens if they separate from a parent or caregiver.In the end, of course (I doubt that this is giving away the story!) the bird finds the mother and all is right.If you want your children or grandchildren to enjoy reading, this book is an excellent start. Expect to have to read it over and over, so well that you both will have it memorized!
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