The Georgie Dupree series features a spunky Black elementary student, a loving Black family that reminds you of your own, and classmates of all backgrounds and abilities as they learn lessons of resilience, self-confidence, and the power of positivity.
Dear Mama's Loving Arms is a heartwarming story told from the perspective of a child about the importance of a mother's embrace. Dear Mama and Baby love to laugh and play all day. But what happens when Baby can't be in Dear Mama's arms? Maybe Dear Mama can be in Baby's dreams...
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“This picture book’s rhythmic language is as comforting as the swaying of a loving mother’s arms; a sweet lulling, naptime read. Subtle touches like 'I lift up my sleep sack...' make this addition to the new baby genre feel fresh and modern.”
Claire Moore, Manhattan Beach Library CA, School Library Journal
"The acknowledgement of the child's perception of motherly love is also especially nicely done, and is rare in a picture book world presented from adult viewpoints: 'No nap, Dear Mama! I smile sweetly and bat my long lashes. But nap time is calling me.'"
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer,
Midwest Book Review
"5 STARS! Ceece Kelley's 'Dear Mama's Loving Arms' celebrates the love and closeness of an infant and his mother. This is a grand selection for a bedtime story or perhaps just before a nap."
Jack Magnus, Reviewer,