A Mother is a House

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A Mother is a House by Aurore Petit is a deceptively simple book about all the things a mother is and all the things a mother does. “A mother’s a shell, a moon before dawn/a mother is gentle, the port in a storm.” The words are quiet but deeply meaningful- starting with the phrase “a mother’s a house”, and ending with “a mother’s a home”. The gentle text is paired with bright charming illustrations that start with an expectant couple and end with the baby learning to walk. Originally published in French, this translation captures the essence of the original while creating a melodic poem.

This book is a lovely chronicle of a baby’s first year- the early days, separation anxiety, first foods, the good moments, and trying ones. A Mother is a House would make a great baby shower gift. It’s different from other baby books, and a great way for mother and baby to see their journey together.

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Author Aurore Petit
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 48 pages
Publisher Gecko Press
Publish Date 06-Apr-2021
ISBN 9781974720569
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Issue April 2021
Category Parenting & Families


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