It can be hard waiting for Mama to come home, but once she's there it's the best time of the day.Read more...
It can be hard waiting for Mama to come home, but once she's there it's the best time of the day. This soothing, rhythmic book celebrates the precious rituals a mother and child perform together as they wind down to bedtime. It shows that when you share them with someone you love, even the most simple activities can be playful, relaxing, and intimate.
- ISBN-13: 9780689810657
- ISBN-10: 0689810652
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: September 1998
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Dimensions: 10.52 x 10.82 x 0.36 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
Perfectly comforting both to young children and to moms who work away from home, this book soothes hearts with its rock-a-bye rhythm and Mary Cassatt-inspired art. Author Eileen Spinelli, now a grandmother, has had plenty of experience in putting her six children to bed after a long day's work. We suspect she's also done some singing - it's almost impossible not to sing as you read the rhymed promises filled with a mother's love.
Jane Dyer's glowing illustrations, with an abundance of blue, gold, and green, match the feeling of the words as they show mother and child enjoying day's-end activities together - dancing down the hall, playing pat-a-cake, playing blocks, counting stars, bathing, etc. The matching golden curls in their hair seem to make them closer.
When Mama Comes Home Tonight will surely be a bedtime favorite for years to come.