Book 91: Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Are You My Mother?

by P.D. Eastman

Today I was very happy to be the guest blogger on the Teacher to Teacher blog, for Mother’s Day:

http://tchr2tchr.blogspot.com/2011/05/celebrating-mothers.html

This book always comes to my first grade teacher mind for Mother’s Day.  This book is silly but children take it seriously and also get a kick out of the story.  A baby bird wakes up and can’t find its mother, so it goes looking for animals and things that could possibly be its mother.  The children know better and don’t get too worried for the baby bird who even wonders if a machine (a crane) is its mother.  The children can usually read this book themselves by this time of the year in first grade, and so enjoy that aspect of being grown-up enough to read the story.  They also really like this book, although it doesn’t seem to be one they would like so very much.  Whatever, the children like it and it fits the theme of Mother’s Day.  There are many sweeter stories about mothers, but this one seems to tell the children that no matter what, mothers will always be able to find them.

My free coloring page for ARE YOU MY MOTHER? and other children’s books  free-coloring-pages-children-booksphoto of coloring pages in printable

Here is a home school lesson idea that is well illustrated:  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/are_you_my_mother.php

I hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day!  Carolyn

About Carolyn Wilhelm

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory, The Wise Owl Factory Book a Day Blog, and is web master for the Wise Owl Factory Teaching Friends blog She has an MS in Gifted Education, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and is a National Board Certified Teacher.
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