By: Eve Bunting
Illustrated by: Jui Ishida
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Publication Date: March 2022
Reviewed by: Holly Connors
Review Date: May 8, 2022
A tender story about a mother's love is what readers will find in author Eve Bunting's newest book, Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom.
Hello, Baby! I'm Your Mom is a very simple story, with each page showing the love of one mother for her child/children. It opens with a human mom, cuddling her baby and saying,
"Baby darling, you're so sweet!
Your tiny hands, your tiny feet!
I love you. I'll take care of you
like other loving mommies do."
Turn the page and we meet a mother cat and her kitten,
"Hello, my little kitty-cat.
I'm your mom. Imagine that!
I'll share my nice soft bed with you.
It's cozy and there's room for two!"
On the following pages, the reader will meet several other mothers, such as a tiger, a bird, and a whale. All are joyfully loving their children and sharing a short poem about that love. Each page showcases that special love a mother has for her child with the poems as well as the lovely illustrations created by artist Jui Ishida. At the back of the book are two two-page spreads with facts about each animal mentioned in the book. Truly a lovely book and a wonderful bedtime story to cherish the special bond that mothers and their children share.
Quill says: A sweet and tender story that celebrates all mothers, and the deep love they all have for their babies.