Little Mama Forgets (Melanie Kroupa Books)

by Robin Cruise

Other authorsStacey Dressen-McQueen (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2006





Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2006), Edition: 1st, 40 pages


Although her Mexican-American grandmother now forgets many things, Luciana finds that she still remembers the things that are important to the two of them. Includes glossary of Spanish words used.

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LibraryThing member adge73
This ranks right up there with Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie De Paola as a story about valuing our elders. It's hard to ride the line between being honest and sentimental in these stories, but I think Cruise gets it right -- although I'm not nuts about Dressen-McQueen's illustrations. Not first-rate, but close.
LibraryThing member bnhays
This is a cute tale of a young girl interacting wit her grandmother (little mama). The story follows them throughout the days and notes some of the things little mama forgets, like to wake up, or toast in the oven, or to not walk out in front of cars. Even with all of her forgetfulness, the young girl loves her little mama because she always remembers the little girl and all of the things she loves to do.… (more)
LibraryThing member claire.cavell
Luciana's abuela forgets many things like people's names, how to tie her shoes, how many tortillas to make but she always remembers how to skip and tuck her grandaughter in at night.
LibraryThing member Salsabrarian
Luciana Maria Isabela Galvez-Molinero is Lucy's grandmother, or "Little Mama." Little Mama forgets many things such as the bread in the toaster, how to tie her shoes, and that a red traffic light means stop. But most important to Lucy is what Little Mama remembers: pouring rivers of cream on Lucy's rice pudding, dancing, and making tortillas for the family. A loving intergenerational story that shows Lucy accepts her grandmother's inevitable senility but still recognizes and loves the essence that she is.… (more)


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40 p.; 10.09 inches


0374346135 / 9780374346133


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