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Mommy Time

(Pre-Order, Mar 28 2023)

Monique James-Duncan
This intimate picture book debut captures the joys--and occasional struggles--of being a stay-at-home parent.

 

Rollicking rhyme and playful illustrations record a day in the life of two rambunctious children and their stay-at-home mother. As fun as it is being a kid, it can be hard work being a mom. When Dad heads to his job, the joyful chaos of getting ready for the day begins. To the children, that day is a happy blur of school and playdates, singing and dancing, supermarket walks and library stops, bath time, story time, bedtime. But Mommy's time is filled with a whole lot more--sweeping, laundry, stinky diapers--tiring work achieved with love in her eyes and care in her smiles. An authentic catalog of precious moments in the life of an ordinary family, this warm, revealing story builds a bridge of empathy between parent and child and celebrates the value of "Mommy time."

 

Monique James-Duncan is the author of Mommy Time, her publishing debut. A busy stay-at-home mother herself, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

 

Ebony Glenn is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Red Shoes by Karen English, Speak Up by Miranda Paul, and Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

  • Publisher: ‎Candlewick (March 28, 2023)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Hardcover: ‎32 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1536212261
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781536212266
  • Reading age:  4 - 8 years
  • Grade level: ‎Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight: ‎1.25 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎10.19 x 0.4 x 11.63 inches