Today on Working Mommy Wednesday, we’re discussing favorite books. And while I’ve read some great adult books lately, my favorite reads these days are with my kids. After all, they’ll grow up soon and won’t want Mom to read to them (boo hoo!).
So here’s my favorite new children’s book: Mommy Whispers, by Jenny Lee Sulpizio.
Why do I love this book so much? Here’s a glimpse inside the cover.
Mommy Whispers tells the story of a mother, watching her daughter mature and grow through each stage of life. From birth, to school, to adulthood, to marriage, and to motherhood. It’s the cycle of life that we all cherish, knowing that each stage is a gift that will last only for a season.
But it’s not just about the cycle of life. It’s about the yearning every mother has to keep control, and her need to trust God every step of the journey.
Sounds pretty heavy, huh?
I wasn’t sure if it would maintain my daughters’ attentions (ages 5 and 7) since we often have different taste in books these days. (Let’s just say I’ve about had it with the Disney Princesses.)
Boy was I wrong. My girls ate up every word. They loved the repetitive language (which help makes this book kid-centered) as well as the bright illustrations. Afterward, my 7-year-old said to me, “Mom, I want to grow up to be a mom someday, just like you!”
Warning. This one’s a tear jerker.
Please leave me a comment before Mother’s Day and I’ll put you into the drawing for a free copy! It’s the perfect gift for your mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, or friend.
What about mothers of sons? After all, we too have a story to tell!
Don’t worry, Jenny has a book that’s coming out for you this fall! Stick around, and we might just do another give away.
If you haven’t met Jenny Lee Sulpizio, stop by and visit her blog here.