Size matters, according to this groundbreaking picture book and in a good way. Here, a young boy describes his large mother in caring terms her softness, her warmth, how comfortable and reassuring it is to sit on her lap on the bus. But when she goes on a diet because of what people say,” he becomes a picky eater himself to show her how foolish she’s being. This remarkable book offers a charming and timely picture of a special relationship between a loving mother and the little boy who understands that people should be appreciated for who they are. Luc Melanson’s vibrant illustrations add resonance to this sweet story.
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PreSchool-Grade 2—A boy describes his supersize affection for his mother. Though others perceive her as "fat," the child revels in the comfort and safety that her body provides: "Her hands are pillows, her arms are bolsters. And her chest...as soon as I lay my head on her chest, I feel like falling asleep with a great big smile on my face." When the woman decides to go on a diet, the youngster struggles to understand why she eats small, unappealing portions. ("It's like giving a tiny little bone to a huge dog. How silly.") Dreading the prospect of having "a skinny little mother," he finally convinces her that she is perfect just as she is. Mamma happily gives up her diet—"I only did it because of other people"—and equilibrium is restored in their relationship and in their household. The straightforward text clearly reflects a child's perspective of how a beloved parent looms large in his or her world and expresses the emotional satisfaction conveyed by a cuddle. Painted in deep hues of orange and green, the digital artwork features cartoon characters drawn with soft, rounded edges. The faces of both mother and son glow with warm emotion. If you can put the health-related obesity concerns aside, the book's message of nonjudgmental love is sweetly reassuring.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal
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