These aren’t really reviews, so much as recommendations. Both these books came to us as gifts from my friends, moms themselves. So I offer these to you in a spirit of humor at what it means to be a parent– even though my children ask me to read these books over and over and over. Which is exactly why I need five minutes peace.
Jill Murphy’s Five Minutes Peace is about Mrs. Large, who attempts to take a bath alone, “to get five minutes’ peace from all of you.”
Mary Ann Hoberman is so fun. Her The Seven Silly Eaters will be a joy to you– even if your children are not silly eaters. Marla Frazee’s illustrations are as wonderful as the text. From Mrs. Peters’ cello-playing to the pets who gorge themselves at the end… the whole book is a delight. Even yesterday my kids were chanting, “Creamy oatmeal, pots of it! Homemade bread and lots of it!” See, you’ll love this book. I know you will.