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I Want Mama

Format: Hardback
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States
Imprint: Joanna Cotler Books
Published: 31st Jan 1978
Dimensions: w 180mm h 210mm
Interest age: Under 6-8
Reading age: 6-8
ISBN-10: 0060255544
ISBN-13: 9780060255541
Barcode No: 9780060255541

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The feeling of loneliness is pervasive here, as a little gift waits for her mother to come home from the hospital after an unspecified operation. The gift mails Mama a card and calls her up on the phone, mopes over her empty chair, and can't help asking as she swings with a friend, "How come your mother has never been sick in the hospital?" - while realizing, "I don't want Sarah's mother to be sick. I want my mother to be well." McCully's brown and green drawings are low-keyed, like the text, which will reflect the mood of a similarly situated reader, though they are also just as one-dimensional. (Kirkus Reviews)