Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Bookalicious Tuesdays Before I was your Mother

Book: Before I Was Your Mother
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Illustrator: LeUyen Pham

Mothers Day is just around the corner, and I had to review this book. What better occasion than doing it for Mothers Day. The story revolves around Katie and her mum. For Katie, her mother is just her mom. Things change when Mamma takes Katie into her world, before she was a mother. The times when she bossed on her brothers, practiced ballet and wore boots to bed. Mamma talks about her best friend and her dog, also about how they put a circus up in their backyard.

I love the fact that the author has shown a mom can be much more than being a mum, she can be as normal as anyone else. She can do silly things, have dreams and aspirations.

In Z's Words: "I love when Mamma says, I was not always your mamma"

BZM Thumbs Up: 
  • The conversation between the mother and Katie is very similar to what happens between Z and me.
  • The text is simple, yet it is magical
  • I love the dash of humour throughout. 
  • Overall I love the narration and story.
BZM Thumbs Down:
  • None

An amazing story about the beautiful bond between a mom and child gets a perfect 10/10


  1. anamika agnihotriMay 5, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    It seems to be a wonderful book. I wish to go through it very soon.

  2. Yes, it is one of the treasures we have in the reading room :)


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