The Night Before Mother’s Day

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


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 Night Before Mother’s Day” by Natasha Wing
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-13: 978-0448452135

“‘Twas the night before Mother’s Day when, as quiet as a mouse, Dad told us his plan to get Mom out of the house.”  In this parody of the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Dad and the kids are determined to show Mom just how much they love her.  They whip up a cake from scratch and create a special coupon for a day at the spa—a spa that just happens to be located right in their own kitchen.  But first thing’s first, they have to get Mom out of the house while they get everything ready for her special day.  It’s a good thing she has running pals who are happy to take her out for a nice long jog.