When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are
lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving
touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage
her child’s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling
under the stars.
This warm and humorous testament to all the loving things a supportive mom does
each day is every bit as heartwarming as its predecessor and is sure to become a favorite
for families everywhere.
About the Author
Andrew Clements is the author of picture books and novels for young readers, including Because Your Daddy Loves You and the perennial bestseller Frindle. He lives in Baldwin, Maine, and can also be found at www.andrewclements.com.
R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved books, including the Paddington Bear picture book series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at www.rwalley.com.
"Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You (2005)...Sure to connect with children in many ways--the adventure of camping, learning how to do things all by oneself and conquering initial anxieties."--Kirkus"The repetition in the text is engaging, and children will enjoy this tale of an adventurous day hiking and an overnight in a tent."--School Library Journal"With tenderness and gentle humor, Alley's light-filled ink, watercolor, and acrylic illustrations capture the bond between mother and son."--Publishers Weekly