This classic book stars a baby bird whose mother is nowhere to be
found when he hatches from his egg. After falling from his nest, he
embarks on a long journey in search of his mother. Along the way, he
asks a hen, cow, boat, and plane the magic question, "Are you
my mother?" Mistaking a large crane (a "Snort") for
his mother lands him right back in his nest where he finds his real
mother--a very happy and soothing ending for curious little
The text is repetitive -- just right for children just learning
to read -- yet the story still manages to capture children's
attention. A favorite with young children (and older ones alike!), Are
You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman is a true classic. The
imprinting process is, in reality, a phenomenon in young birds, who
will become attached to the first moving object they encounter.
However, the story is extremely attractive to young children. Kids
listen on the edge of their seats as they are read the story for the
first time, and they smile expectantly with repeat readings. The
book is fabulous all-around.
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Reviewed: April 2005