All mommies love their babies. Thatís the premise of Anne
Gutman and Georg Hallenslebenís adorable board book Mommy
Loves. The short book goes through different types of
mommies in the animal kingdom and shows how the mommies love
their babies. These include mommy polar bears loving their
cubs and mommy hedgehogs loving their hoglets. Not only does
this book help young children learn what different babies in
the animal kingdom are called, but it also helps them with
counting since each consecutive page counts up. For example,
the first page has a kangaroo and her one joey. The second
page has a polar bear and her two cubs, etc.
This is a short, easy to read book with bright, beautiful
illustrations. It should keep a babyís attention well and
would also be a good book to start with when children start
reading on their own. Although some of the words may be a
little difficult for a beginning reader, there is enough
repetition that it should be relatively easy to learn.
This is the perfect book for moms to start reading to their
children early in life. There is also a companion book by
the same authors entitled Daddy Cuddles that would work well
for dads to read to their young children. Both are
endearing, sweet books young children will be sure to love.