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The Best Mother



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The Best Mother by C M Surrisi
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When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn't make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mom to help her with her search, Maxine embarks on interviewing various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a new host of problems or concerns. Maybe her 'old mother' was the best mother she could have? For every child who's ever wondered if the grass is greener, If You Were My Mother affirms that there's nothing better than your own mother's love.

Author Biography

Cynthia Surrisi holds an MFA from Vermont in Children's Lit and is the author of one middle grade novel The Maypop Kidnapping. She is the former RA of the Hawaii chapter of SCBWI. Diane Goode has illustrated over 50 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers and the Caldecott Honor Book When I Was Young in the Mountains.
Release date NZ
February 13th, 2018
Illustrated by Diane Goode
Country of Publication
United States
full-colour illustrations
Abrams Books for Young Readers
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