When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn't make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mom to help her with the search, Maxine interviews various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a host of new problems and concerns. Maybe her "old mother" was the best mother of all?
For every child who's ever wondered if the grass is greener, The Best Mother affirms that there's nothing better than your own mother's love.
"[Maxine] informs her mother of her plan to look for a new mom in the park, at the toy store, and at the zoo. But since she can’t get to those places on her own, she asks her old mother to accompany her. Unperturbed, the old mother agrees, and readers with sharp eyes will see her as a constant presence keeping an eye on Maxine as she asks various women how they would respond in certain situations: cleanup time, drum-banging, wearing slippers in the snow, toy purchases.... A delightful look at a what-if all children have considered, if not acted upon." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||C. M. Surrisi|
|Publication Date||Apr 3, 2018|
|Publisher||Harry N. Abrams|