I’ve borrowed a lot of books from the library recently (and by that, I mean a lot) but my youngest seems to have an affinity for this book called My Mother Is Mine by Marion Dane Bauer, which he asks me to read with him almost every day.
I can’t disagree with him. This is a very cute book, with simple words and beautiful illustrations (in pastel), and my son remembers the lines well enough now he can “read” the book to me. It shows the ways a child can choose to describe his mother, including “My mother is strong”, “She holds me tight”, “My mother still loves me when I misbehave”. And of course, there’s this sentence, beautifully illustrated with kissing cows:
How cute! And yes, a kiss good night is one of the many ways to show motherly love. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some tucking and kissing to do.