Source: the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Challenges: NetGalley and Edelweiss ARCs
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | IndieBound | Barnes & Noble | Star Bright Books
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.
Blurb from goodreads:
Mama’s Right Here is a gentle reminder that a mother’s love never disappears. Even when a mother is absent, her presence is constant in a child’s heart. With comforting rhyme and gentle illustrations, Mama’s Right Here brings the important message to children that a mother’s love is always with them– in the way they look, and in everything they do.
"Mama's Right Here" is a sweet and tender story about a mother's absence. Depending on how you read it, she's traveling, dead, or otherwise absent, but mostly it's about dead mothers. Using rhyme and images familiar to many children, Kerner weaves a tale of how a mother's spirit and love are with us everywhere, all the time, in different ways. The girl's father and grandmother share with her little bits about how she and her mother are alike, what traits they share, allowing her to imagine what her mother was like. With soothing illustrations and vivid imagery, "Mama's Right Here" reassures children that even though their mother is absent, her love for them lives on and is always present.
"There's just one you," says Daddy. "But there are traits that you two share. So as your sparkling life brightens up the world, with an all-knowing smile you'll say, 'My mama is in me and everywhere-she's just here in a different way.'"
Recommended for any young child whose mother is dead, dying, or otherwise absent from their life.