Title: My Mother is so Smart! Author and Illustrator: Tomie DePaola Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (March 23, 2010) Format: Hardcover; Pgs 32 Genre: Children Source: Library Ages: Ages 3 and up
If only we parents could be as smart as this little boy believes his mother is. She is perfect, she knows when she needs to take care of his needs. How to teach his friends to draw their initial in the air with sparklers on the 4th of July. She even how to dress up like a movie star when she is going out for the evening.
This young boy has a very special mom and he seems to appreciate everything that she does for him.
Obviously, this is a children’s book – but I do wish that Tomie DePaola would write a teen version. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have our teens believe that we really do know a thing or two?
That is a lovely book that mother and child will enjoy reading together. I just advise that you get started on it early so you have a running start on teaching them how awe-inspiring we moms can be.