Little Mommy

I was never a tomboy. Although I played softball through the Boys and Girls Club, I played outfield and hoped throughout each game that the ball wouldn’t come sailing to me. Thankfully, it rarely did. Even when I played Hot Wheel City or G.I. Joe with my brother, I turned it girly. Dolls and make-believe homemaking were my specialty. In fact, I think I was born to nurture. So, it’s no surprise that my favorite childhood book was Little Mommy by Sharon Kane. I treasure this Little Golden book. Besides a few Seuss books, this is one of the only books I still have from my childhood. I remember studying the pictures and then trying to re-enact with my own dolls the delightful scenes pictured in the book. I could be jaded by sentimentality, but I think the art is precious. I remember one time secretly swiping my infant brother’s washtub, filling it with water, and giving my dolls a bath just like the Little Mommy in the book. (I also remember my mom being not-too-happy about the water mess in my room. :))

My daughter seems to have that gift and desire for nurturing too. A year ago or more I tried to find a copy of Little Mommy to give to her. I discovered that it was a rare Little Golden Book that was highly sought-after and nearly impossible to find. So, you can imagine how delighted I was yesterday when I ran another search for it and discovered that it’s being reprinted and will be available in April! Hip-hip-hooray! (I’m just hoping they haven’t changed anything. The cover is different, although it looks like the same art. So, I’m cautiously optimistic.)

Maybe you won’t like this book as much as I do. But if you’re a 30-something girly-girl, most likely it will take you back to a simpler time and place, and it will make you want to dig all your old dolls out of your parents’ attic and celebrate with a tea party!

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Published in: on February 12, 2008 at 7:16 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Update: They haven’t changed anything inside the book. It’s precious!


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