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Is Mommy?

Is Mommy In this irreverent hilarious and charming picture book award winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies no matter what Is Mommy tall or

  • Title: Is Mommy?
  • Author: Victoria Chang Marla Frazee
  • ISBN: 9781481402927
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies no matter what.Is Mommy tall or short Short Is Mommy fun or boring Boring In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere who may not always be fun or organized or neat Victoria Chang asks, do their toIn this irreverent, hilarious, and charming picture book, award winning poet Victoria Chang and celebrated artist Marla Frazee show that all toddlers love their mommies no matter what.Is Mommy tall or short Short Is Mommy fun or boring Boring In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere who may not always be fun or organized or neat Victoria Chang asks, do their toddlers love them anyway Of course Marla Frazee s colorful and humorous illustrations bring this simple text perfect for reading aloud to vivid life.

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    About "Victoria Chang Marla Frazee"

    1. Victoria Chang Marla Frazee

      Victoria Chang s fourth book of poems, Barbie Chang, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2017 Her prior book, The Boss, was published by McSweeney s and won the PEN Center USA Literary Award and a California Book Award Her other poetry books are Salvinia Molesta and Circle Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, VQR, New England Review, The Believer, The Nation, and Best American Poetry She received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2017 She has also published a picture book, Is Mommy , illustrated by Marla Frazee and published by Beach Lane Books Simon Schuster in 2015 the book was named a New York Times Notable Book She lives in Southern California and is Teaching Faculty at Antioch University s MFA Program Her website is victoriachangpoet Twitter VChangPoet.

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    1. WORST. PICTURE BOOK. EVER. There's no way I'd recommend this to parents. No way I'd read it at storytime. Children are already cruel, they don't need the help of a picture book to be even more insulting, especially to the woman that gave them life and raises them. Hate. HATE. HATE this book.


    2. Poor Mommy. She is not catching any breaks in this bookexcept for the fact that her kids love her. But overall, I found this REALLY depressing. The only thing that saved it and made we want to give it 1/2 star was Frazee's illustrations.Horrid book.


    3. We have a number of children's books in which the parent reassures the child that they are loved no matter what their behavior, but this one turns the table and asks if children still love their mommy even if she is "short, ugly, mean, boring, old, and messy."I can picture my granddaughter examining these qualities in her own mommy.Clever how another child and another color are added on each subsequent page as each question is posed.


    4. Ha! You mean I don't have to be pretty and young and neat to be loved by my sometimes-boring, sometimes-mean, sometimes-messy children? Good to know - and I'm sure they'll be happy to learn that the reverse applies too, which is surely the point of this book :)



    5. I am kinda of torn about this book. On the one hand, I get what was trying to happen here. The story pattern and illustrations are meant to be playful and they remind me of No, David!. On the the other hand, woah talk about Mommy shaming. Like Mommy is ugly because she has bed head? And short is a negative thing - really?


    6. I get the humor. BUT I AM AN ADULT! I don't think children are prepared to know the what facetious is. There is no way I would read this book in storytime.


    7. Told in a question and answer format, this picture book embraces the different ways that toddlers view their mothers. The book asks if their mother is tall or short. Short! Is she nice or mean, well the book shows her both ways and why the toddler sees her as mean. The same for pretty and ugly, which is how she seems when she wakes up in the morning. The book goes on to say mommy is boring and old too. But the children love her just the same.Seeing the reviews on GoodReads, this book is clearly [...]


    8. Brilliant. Unconditional love works both ways, you know. These mommies are real people, usually but not always perfect, but beloved anyway. And the children are both amused and amusing. I do love Frazee's art, even when it's over-the-top-ish, as it is here. Still, the negative reviews have a point. You need to read this for yourself first. If you don't 'get' it, then don't share it with your kids. 4.5 stars rounded up to try to counter the defensiveness and hostility of the other reviewers, poor [...]


    9. People are either loving or hating Is Mommy? The illustrations are some of Marla Frazee's best. I would give it 5 stars based on the illustrations alone. I understand what the author is trying to do. Do I like it? Not so much. Name calling is just mean. Directing it towards one's mother is probably the worst. I wish these illustrations were in another title.


    10. Is Mommy?, by Victoria Chang, is an unexpectedly terrific picture book. Meant for some very young readers, the text and illustrations allow for a little rebellious snickering at Mom's expense, but sweetly brings the attitude back around to loving her wholeheartedly.


    11. I know this book might be a little rough for some folks but the humorous aspect of loving mom above is joyful. I get it, some of the humorous undertone might seem negative but its not. I don't think so.


    12. Truly magical look at the way kids see their mothers, faults and all. This book will bring a smile to your face.


    13. Not a fan of this one. I don't want my kid to think that saying someone is ugly, especially mommy, is okay at this stage of her life (age 2). When I read this to my daughter and left out the word ugly, she picked all of the words that the kids pick in the book. It was a little disheartening but she thought it was funny. The illustrations are cute and the only thing from making this a 1-star book.


    14. What the heck even is this book?? "I love my mommy, but she suuuucks!" Great message Sure it's good to be reminded that your kid loves you no matter how horrible you look at 6 in the morning or how messy the house is, but why would you ever feel comforted by your kid thinking you're mean? And also, what's wrong with being short? Don't teach kids to equate short with bad, that's not nice at all.


    15. Bold, funny, unusual, Victoria Chang's Is Mommy? is liberating, opens a tongue-in-cheek dialogue with kids and underlies the unconditional love and bond between mothers and children. Is Mommy? is also beautifully illustrated by Marla Frazee. Kids and their mommies will have the best time and a great laugh together.


    16. With Chang's minimal text and Frazee's always wonderful illustrations, little listeners and parents will get a kick out of this book's truthfulness. Mommy might night always be perfect, but she's loved all the same!



    17. When I read this to my grandkids they laughed so hard and loved it. That's what it's about, this book is for kids. Not for moms. Kids say or think this all the time. Great book!


    18. *3.5 Stars*People are railing against this online, but I think it's great. Why should we presume that children are not intelligent enough to comprehend love in spite of flaws? Why should we lie to them out ourselves? Why should children not understand that no one is perfect- even Mommy?


    19. Children are contrary. They just are. When you ask them in storytime if they want to do something, one will invariably shout out "No". Get up and do a wiggle song and 2 or more kids will refuse to do the motions. Kids know when there's a "right" answer that you want them to give, and they will delight in saying the opposite.That's what's going on here. So don't get all verklempt about your kid not loving you or whatever. The thing that kills it is the manipulative "Do you still love your old, ug [...]


    20. Cute illustrations, but I think most young children would find this book confusing, not funny (a 13-year-old, however, would be another matter entirely). Clearly, a small child will always think that his mommy is big, and in my experience most children also think their mommy is beautiful. The other stuff - boring, messy, mean, are probably sometimes true for all mommies, but we're only human. This seems like a book that all the editors at Beach Lane Books thought was hysterically funny without c [...]


    21. Maybe it's just that my kids totally understand concepts like irony and sarcasm, but I found this book hilarious! (Plus the repetitive nature of the text was great practice for my emergent reader.) Mommies aren't always perfect yet we often hold ourselves to ridiculously unachievable standards and I think that acknowledging that with a playful, ironic sense of humor is a healthy coping mechanism. This book might not be appropriate for all kids but my very sweet, kind-hearted, affectionate daught [...]


    22. Mommies can be many things, even opposite things depending on the time of day and situation. How would you describe your mommy?We picked this book up almost entirely because it was illustrated by Marla Frazee. Her illustrations are the high point, as the text is kind of odd, but after thinking about it a little while we decided it just means that your mommy can be all kinds of things but she's still your mommy (I think?).


    23. The beginning of the publisher's description of this story is as follows: "In this joyous ode to hardworking mothers everywhere" I found nothing joyous about this story, and I doubt many mothers would. It seems mean spirited, really. I certainly would never read it aloud at story time and I would not recommend it to any families, either.


    24. Oh, the brutal honesty (and decidedly un-adult perspective) of young kids. An unseen narrator asks small children, one at a time, about their mothers. Tall or short? Pretty or ugly? Neat or messy? And, goodness, the answers!Moms: get ready to laugh at yourself. And don't be afraid to ask your own kids the same questions. Who knows what they'll say!


    25. The illustrations are fun, but I really don't get the point of it. Why can't mommy be all those things? And why does it feel like there's a judgement being made on each characteristic, as if one is better than the other. It feels icky.


    26. "Do you love your short, ugly, mean, boring, old, messy mommy? Yes!" -- I'm still not sure the right message is being conveyed here.


    27. I mean, mommies can't be pretty pretty princesses all the time, and they don't have to live up to their kids' every expectation, but geez


    28. Quote from the book:Is mommy pretty or ugly? (Next page) UGLY! (Laughing children pictured). Repeat with other examples. The last page says they love the mom anyway but, ugh! My almost 4 year old was totally confused by this book. He expected the answer to be the nice adjective. Maybe for older kids? Are we trying to encourage name calling?


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