Review: Momma Loves Her Little Son

Posted on April 27, 2009

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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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