Mama Outside, Mama Inside

by Aston, Dianna Hutts.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB ASTON Dianna
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  PB ASTON Dianna
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E AST
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  E AST
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK AST
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK AST
The perfect book for Mother's Day
A mother has lots of preparation to do when expecting a baby--whether she's a bird weaving a nest in the tree outside, or a woman setting up a nursery inside her home. In this heartwarming picture book, two mothers share a common love of their babies, until one day it's time for Mama Outside to follow her babies into the sky and fly away.
Dianna Hutts Aston details the experience of motherhood in lyrical prose, and Susan Gaber's illustrations beautifully render the inside and outside lives of two new mothers.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-K. Soft, glowing acrylic art and gentle, simple prose establish parallels between two mothers-to-be--a bird (Mama Outside) and a human (Mama Inside)--both of whom are preparing for new babies. With art that juxtaposes the characters on facing pages or incorporates them into spreads with external or internal window views, the story portrays similarities--as Mama Outside feathers her nest, Mama Inside furnishes the baby's room. There are also differences; the bird's babies peck-peck-peck until their shells crick-crick-cr- a-ack! while that same morning, Mama Inside's baby slips into the world. At book's end, the mamas share a moment of eye contact, then mama bird and babies take to the sky, and the human mother rocks her child to sleep. The parallels and the illustrations warmly convey motherly love and care (with some daddy participation) in both the human and the animal world. --Shelle Rosenfeld Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Mother and child -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Fiction.
Birds -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Henry Holt,2006
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Gaber, Susan.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780805077162 (hc : alk. paper)
0805077162 (hc : alk. paper)
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