The Hunt for Good Children’s Books – Part 16

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TITLE: MA DEAR’S APRONS

AUTHOR: PATRICIA MCKISSACK

ILLUSTRATOR: FLOYD COOPER

DESCRIPTION: Patricia McKissack shares a precious story about the loving relationship between her father and her grandmother. 

WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: A mother’s love shines through in every page of this story about a hardworking, single mom who provides not only a sound living, but great lessons in character to guide her son to manhood. Ma Dear will take you to warm places in your own memory of joyous times. The apron was a part of my life and the pride of mothers everywhere. I remember aprons for special days and aprons for work. They could be starched or frilly, laced covered or filled with pockets to carry all kinds of loads. Ma Dear’s aprons define the work of every day and bring a familiar and vibrant rhythm to the life she shares with her son. McKissack’s endearing text combined with Cooper’s magnetic illustrations produce a treat for all ages. I’m blessed to have several aprons that belonged to my husband’s grandmother and I take them out from time to time to reflect with special affection on my memories. I appreciate more and more a time when an apron was far more than a piece of cloth for those who wore them.

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