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Mama, Do You Love Me? *Signed: Joosse, Barbara M.

Mama, Do You Love Me? *Signed

Joosse, Barbara M.

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ISBN 10: 087701759X / ISBN 13: 9780877017592
Published by Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A lovely signed copy with drawing by Barbara Lavallee. Lavallee drew a mother and baby on the free front end paper and wrote, "a book to / read, share / and enjoy / Barbara Lavallee" Not signed to anyone, just the drawing, sentiment, and signature. A lovely gift copy. Third printing. Near Fine in a Near Fine jacket; price intact on flap, no previous owner marks or signature, very clean, nice. Bookseller Inventory # 92111202

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Title: Mama, Do You Love Me? *Signed

Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Lavallee, Barbara

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Illustrator

Edition: Reprint

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Mama, do you love me? Yes I do Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is beautifully complemented by graphically stunning illustrations that are filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs, and a carefully researched glossary provides additional information on Arctic life. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.

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This exceptional board-book tells a beautiful and timeless story about a daughter's attempt to find the limit of her mother's love. Barbara Lavallee's exquisite illustrations of Alaska, with their exaggeratedly foreshortened perspective and rich tones of violet, blue-gray, and gray-green, tell of an easy declaration ("I love you more than the raven loves his treasure, more than the dog loves his tail, more than the whale loves his spout") that is pushed, and pushed, and ("What if I put salmon in your parka ... and ermine in your mukluks?") pushed. There's a quiet joyfulness in both the antics of the Inuit mother and daughter and in the animals--including a polar bear and a musk ox--that the daughter imagines she might become. A charming story for mothers and daughters of all ages. (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr

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