Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We are family

SWEET BABY FEET by Margaret O'Hair with illustrations by Tracy Dockray. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013.

Feet on tippy toes, feet in the tub, and feet sounding out a beat: follow baby all day long with his sweet baby feet. <679>

THE GRANDDAUGHTER NECKLACE by Sharon Dennis Wyeth with illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline. Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, 2013.

Passed down for generations, the granddaughter necklace is a loving family tradition. The necklace is given to a granddaughter at an eventful moment in her life. The author recounts the women in her family who have worn and then handed down this family heirloom. <680>

MISSING MOMMY by Rebecca Cobb. Holt, 2013.

Subtitled A BOOK ABOUT BEREAVEMENT, the story centers on a child who has lost his (it could very well be a her, too) mother. Sadness, fear, guilt: all the conflicting emotions are here in the family as they mourn the loss of Mommy. <681>

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