To be a mother is to be a teacher. Now, that is not to say that just because someone is a mother she is automatically qualified to teach in a classroom, but often mothers are among the first people to teach children their earliest lessons like their first words and right and wrong. So in honor of mothers everywhere, we at OutlooK-12 are dedicated this month’s School Library to children’s books about mothers. We also want to wish you, our readers, a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers in your lives.
“Are You My Mother?”
by P.D. Eastman Publisher: Random House Books
In this classic story a mother bird is sitting on her nest, waiting for her egg to hatch. When it begins to move, she realizes that her new baby will need something to eat and flies away to find food. Unfortunately, while the mother bird is gone, the little baby bird hatches from his egg and decides to leave the nest to find his mother. Being a newborn, however, means everything about the world is brand new and so fifi guring out who his mother is is no simple task. Tiny but determined, the baby bird keeps asking anyone or anything he meets “Are you my mother?” in the hopes of finally finding her.