Mommy Time

Monique James-Duncan and Ebony Glenn


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Mommy Time by James-Duncan, Monique
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This intimate picture book debut captures the joys--and occasional struggles--of being a stay-at-home parent.

Rollicking rhyme and playful illustrations record a day in the life of two rambunctious children and their stay-at-home mother. As fun as it is being a kid, it can be hard work being a mom. When Dad heads to his job, the joyful chaos of getting ready for the day begins. To the children, that day is a happy blur of school and playdates, singing and dancing, supermarket walks and library stops, bath time, story time, bedtime. But Mommy's time is filled with a whole lot more--sweeping, laundry, stinky diapers--tiring work achieved with love in her eyes and care in her smiles. An authentic catalog of precious moments in the life of an ordinary family, this warm, revealing story builds a bridge of empathy between parent and child and celebrates the value of "Mommy time."

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 03/28/2023
Pages: 32
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 11.42h x 9.92w x 0.47d
ISBN: 9781536212266
Age: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2023
School Library Journal 03/01/2023 pg. 68
Publishers Weekly 05/08/2023

About the Author
Monique James-Duncan is the author of Mommy Time, her publishing debut. Born in Britain and raised on the tiny island of the Commonwealth of Dominica, she is passionate about writing literature with mirrors so all children can feel seen. About the book, she says, "Mommy Time is an ode to mothers--particularly the largely unseen African American stay-at-home mother. Thus, through the eyes of her adorable toddler, we see that her 'unpaid' work is, to him, precious, appreciated, and undoubtedly one of the most challenging jobs in the world." A busy stay-at-home mother herself, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ebony Glenn is the illustrator of numerous books for young readers, including Red Shoes by Karen English, Speak Up by Miranda Paul, and Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins by Michelle Meadows. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.