Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me

By Danielle Marcotte and Josée Bisaillon

From 3 to 7 | 32 pages

Reading takes many forms. Some of us read novels, while others read cookbooks, sheet music, tarot cards, or even the stars in the sky. We read clocks, train schedules, and facial expressions. In this ode to reading, each form is celebrated. Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me follows a young boy and those around him — parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and neighbors — as they all read, immersed in what moves them.

Vibrant, whimsical paper collage artwork depicts the colors and textures of the many places in which we read, from hammocks and bubble baths to park benches and waiting rooms. The diverse cityscapes and landscapes often include fanciful elements of imagination.

Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me will leave young readers reveling in this newfound or soon-to-come skill that sparks new adventures and brings people together.


"A combination of collage, paint, and crayon illustrations offer detailed views of this family's many reading scenarios...philosophically astute." - Kirkus Reviews
"The many forms and ways of reading are joyously celebrated in "Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me."" - Foreword Reviews
"A contemplative and poetic reflection on the pleasures of story." - Quill & Quire
"A librarian's dream." - School Library Journal
"A dream book for every parent and teacher and librarian... Danielle Marcotte imparts an important message in an inviting story...a book that all literacy advocates i.e., everyone, should be sharing." - CanLit for Little Canadians
"Gorgeous and sophisticated." - The New York Times
"A beautiful and inspiring book." - The Midwest Book Review

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