On Mother's Lap (BD)

SKU: 0618051595

Ann Herbert Scott
Grade Levels:
Preschool, Kindergarten
Arctic, Inuit
Book Type:
Houghton Mifflin Co
Copyright Data:

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On Mother's Lap is a board book that celebrates an Inuit mother's love. A young boy named Michael enjoys a special quiet time being rocked on his mother's lap in the big rocking chair. As the pair rock back and forth, Michael realizes that some of his special toys also want to be included. One by one, Michael gathers his special Inuk dolly, boat, puppy, and Caribou blanket. Mother's lap has room for all the toys and the pet dog. But when Mother hears baby sister, she says that baby wants to cuddle too. Michael is not so sure and says there is not enough room for his sister on mother's lap. Mother wisely gathers up her daughter and everyone fits nicely on mother's lap. They all snuggle together and Michael feels happy and safe. Mother gently tells him that there is always enough room on her lap. The pastel illustrations capture the gentle warmth of a modern Inuit family. Images of the Arctic winter can be glimpsed though the windows of the home. This gentle story transcends culture and celebrates the universality of a mother's love for her children.

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