By Thrifty Momma’s Tips Contributor Bonnie Way
7 Books about Moms for Preschoolers
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to sit down with some books and snuggle close with our little ones. Here are a few books about moms, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, to celebrate everything that mom means on this special weekend. These books are guaranteed to delight your little reader—and to result in a few hugs and kisses!
Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz is a delightful board book about counting and hugging. Toddlers will delight in Katz’s bright, sweet illustrations, which focus on mother and baby together throughout their day. Hardcover. Margaret K. McElderry, 2006).
Me and My Mom by Alison Ritchie celebrates the special relationship between a mother and a child through the story of Little Bear and his mom. Little Bear is so impressed by everything his mom can do… including the one thing she does best of all. Hardcover or paperback. Good Books, 2009.
My Mommy and Me by Tina McNaughton captures the love between Little Mouse and her mommy. With beautiful, soft illustrations and an easy-to-read story, this book is a perfect story to snuggle with on Mother’s Day. Hardcover. Good Books, 2008.
Mommy Hugs by Anne Gutman is all about the different ways that animal mothers show their love for their babies. With adorable illustrations of elephants and polar bears and other animals, this book celebrates the affection between mothers and babies and is sure to result in lots of kisses and snuggles while reading. Hardcover. Chronicle Books, 2003.
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is the classic children’s tale of a patient, loving mother who sings the same lullaby every night to her son, even when he flushes her watch down the toilet and plays rock songs in her living room. Available in Hardcover, Paperback, or ebook. Firefly Books, 1995.
In Just Me and My Mom (A Little Critter Book) by Mercer Mayer, Little Critter spends a special day in the city with his mom. There’s the usual Little Critter trouble along the way as he loses tickets, touches things he shouldn’t and misbehave, but his mom is always patient with him. Available in hardcover or paperback. Random House Books for Young Readers, 2001.
The Mommy Book by Todd Parr celebrates the differences between moms and helps kids understand that some moms work and some stay at home, some moms are tall and others are short, but all moms love their kids. This easy-to-read book has plenty of fun, colourful pictures. Hardcover. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2002.
Bonnie Way is a mom with three daughters (ages 6, 4 and1) who enjoy reading and snuggling. She might just have one or two of the books on this list memorized… When she’s not reading, she can be found blogging about motherhood at www.thekoalabearwriter.com.