What Moms Can't Do
Wood, D. (2001).. Cushman, D. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers.
Genre: Children’s Picture Storybook
A young dinosaur child explains all the things that moms can’t do. For example, moms have trouble keeping things clean and sometimes they can’t hear themselves think. (Sound about right, moms?) The humor in these statements is the corresponding illustrations in which the young dinosaur is throwing his clothes, making a mess, and blasting his radio in the car. As funny as these statements might be, some of the book’s points are very heartfelt. Wood and Cushman send an overall message that moms love their children and do many things to care for them throughout the day.
Reaction: The book is very touching, the only criticism I have is that the book might be more meaningful for children if the illustrations depicted an actual family instead of dinosaur characters.