Review: Momma Loves Her Little Son

Posted on April 27, 2009


Momma Loves Her LittleSon
By John Carter Cash
Illustrated by Marc Burckhardt
Little Simon Inspirations
March 2009
32 pages

John Carter Cash’s first children’s book is a touching ode to that very special bond between mothers and sons. Momma and son sail far away to China, then climb a rainbow, and fly over the earth back to a familiar riverside and back home again. Cash’s poetic prose reads like the lyrics of a soothing ballad.

Every illustration is a two-page spread of Marc Burckhardt’s watercolor paintings. His magical artwork contains exquisite details and vivid colors conveying the real action and emotion in this story. A child who doesn’t yet know how to read words can easily understand the story by reading the pictures. Burckhardt is a gifted picture book illustrator who knows how to bring prose to life in a whole nother dimension. I hope he will illustrate more children’s books.

Momma Loves Her Little Son is a comforting bedtime story that Momma can read aloud then leave with son so he can discover his own story in the enchanting pictures.

Copyright (c) 2009 by Peggy Tibbetts

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