Mama, Do You Love Me?By
By Barbara M. Joose
Illustrations by Brabara Lavallee
A little child asks the timeless question…”Mama, Do You Love Me?”. As you can imagine the mother answers with a “yes”. Then the little girl questions her further. What if she were naughty, or ran away or even turned into a bear and chased her mother, would she love her still? Set in the Inuit (Eskimo) culture, the mom answers each one of these wonderful questions in the perfect way, showing how a parent’s love is always present and unconditional.
Both the wonderfully silly questions (Mama would you love me if I put salmon in your parka and lemmings in your mukluks?) and the abidingly touching responses are perfect for reading to a child or young children. The beautiful and expressive folk art illustrations and glossary in the back are a fun way to explore Inuit culture while enjoying the universal theme of a mother’s love for her child.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR THIS BOOK
What might it be like to live with the Inuit (Eskimo) people.
Do you think mothers (and fathers) everywhere love their children?
Suggested Reading Level – Ages 3 and up (or preschool and up)