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.
“The Mother’s Day Mice”
by Eve Bunting
Publisher: HMH Books ISBN-13: 978-0899197029
Getting the perfect gift for mom on Mother's Day can be a challenge, but when you’re a little mouse it can be dangerous. Biggest, Middle and Little Mouse get up two hours before their mother does just to surprise her on Mother’s Day. Finding a gift, however, means going outside into the dark where there are red foxes, owls and snakes as well as thorny plants that can snag their tails. And then there’s Honeysuckle Cottage, the only place where honeysuckles grow, but even Biggest doesn’t want risk running into who dwells there. Still, they can’t let their mother down, so the three mice set out to find her something very special.