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Mother Mother I Want Another - Random House - eBeanstalk

Mother Mother I Want Another

A newly illustrated edition of a charming bedtime story first published in 1976, with equally charming pictures that emphasize the silliness and coziness of the text.

When Mother Mouse puts her child to bed, she kisses him good night. But he starts to cry, declaring, I want another, Mother. She assumes he wants another mother, and the story continues from there as she enlists various animals to be his other mother (even as she looks rather stricken at the prospect).

A cumulative, satisfyingly repetitive story, this also offers young children a chance to get the joke well before the adult does. Goodell's colorful paintings are a delight, adding humor, emotion, and liveliness. Since this was first published, there has been an overabundance of sweet bedtime stories.

This one is not especially distinctive, but is certainly good fun. All but the smallest collections will want to consider adding it to their supply of books designed to end the day with a smile (and a kiss, of course). - Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

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