Mommy, Tell Me Book Series
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About Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant
Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant is about a charming conversation between a mother and daughter regarding the little girl’s qualities that make her unique. The positive words used in the text support little girls’ self-confidence and self-worth (and perhaps moms’ too!).
The lovely ending will remind moms that their children often grow up to be just like them. When moms live a joyful and radiant life, their children learn to live equally as joyful and radiant.
Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant helps moms teach their daughters a sophisticated vocabulary in English and Spanish. Included on the last page is a child-friendly definition of each fancy word used in the book as explained by co-author, Julia Rae Rodriguez.
"Mommy, Tell Me Why I Am Radiant by Sandra Gonzalez and her daughter, Julia Rae Rodriguez, is an absolute delight. This heart-warming book will enhance the home libraries of English-speaking, Spanish-speaking, or dual-language families and is sure to be one that children request over and over again. After all it’s all about them!
Above and beyond that, the book’s value lies in the authors’ skills in describing in vivid English and Spanish the depth of the mother-daughter bond and in modeling how parents’ words so powerfully lay the foundation for life-long learning. Its messages emphasize the fact that parents truly are their children’s first and most important teachers.
In the narrative, a mother vividly describes her love for her daughter as she compares her to the brilliance of Mother Earth. Her words present concrete images that reinforce her daughter’s language comprehension as well as her connection to the natural world and to her own uniqueness. Reynaldo Mora’s vibrant illustrations will give mothers and daughters even more in the world outside their doorsteps to talk about together. Readers will also find bilingual parent letters and nine-year-old Julia Rae Rodriguez’s child-friendly definitions as an added bonus.
This is a book destined to become a family treasure."
Ann C. Barbour, Ph.D., professor, author, consultant for Sesame Workshop and content director for KCET’s A Place of Our Own and Los Niños en Su Casa.
Other Mommy, Tell Me Titles in Progress
Mommy, Tell Me Where I Will Travel
A bilingual picture book for moms and their young daughters. The use of intriguing vocabulary words to describe the wonders of the world help elevate a child’s interest in geography and world travel. Parents will be proud to raise a xenophile – a person who loves foreign people and foreign things!
Mommy, Tell Me How I Am A Leader
A bilingual picture book for moms and their young daughters. The vigorous vocabulary words used in this book inspire, empower, and galvanize families to raise strong daughters who speak their truth by being bold, courageous, and fearless.
Mommy, Tell Me About My Brother
A bilingual picture book for moms and their young daughters. The sophisticated vocabulary words used in this compassionate conversation between a mother and daughter uplift dads, brothers, and all the men that enrich a girl’s life.