May 12, 2013

Spotlight & Giveaway: Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do…

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there! To help celebrate this special occasion, I have an exclusive book spotlight and giveaway to share - sponsored by the wonderful people at Sourcebooks!

Author and artist Marianne Richmond praises the amazing ways that moms show their love in her new picture book, OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO...  This delightful rhyming tale celebrates the unpredictable adventure that is motherhood, with its sometimes silly, always cherished, and wonderfully important moments — all rooted in love:

The Mother’s Tea is soon to start.
So far, my mom’s not here.
She said her work would end in time.
“I promise,” she made clear.

I start to cry as lunch begins
when…yippee—here she comes!
I don’t see the speeding ticket
She’s hiding as she runs!

Author: Marianne Richemond
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: April 2013
ISBN: 9781402232331
$16.99; Ages 4 & up


Oh, the Things My Mom Will Do is a sweet, inspiring book that will speak straight to a parent’s heart in the nuanced way we’ve come to expect from Marianne. Using heartfelt sentiments, Marianne showcases poignant moments that express the universal emotions all mothers feel. With Marianne Richmond’s beloved artwork and insightful prose, this book beautifully illustrates what it really means to be a mom.


“Follow the everyday routines of busy, loving moms who help look for lost toys and take care of tots' tummyaches in this delightful story told from a child's POV.”
Working Mother

“[A] humorous slip of a tale . . . Eschewing the usual saccharine odes to motherhood, this title should lead to laughter and some recognition for all the crazy things moms do out of love.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Will surely warm the hearts of both readers and listeners . . . a heartfelt awareness on what it really means to be a mother.” —School Library Journal

“From forgotten lunches to sick hamsters and scary thunderstorms, Richmond’s smudgy watercolors offer a catalog of relatable mother-and-child moments.” —Publishers Weekly

Beloved author and illustrator MARIANNE RICHMOND has touched the lives of millions for nearly two decades through her award-winning books, greeting cards, and other gift products that offer people the most heartfelt way to connect with each other. She lives in the Minneapolis area. Visit
The publisher is generously offering giveaway copies of both OH, THE THINGS MY MOM WILL DO... and Marianne’s bestselling IF I COULD KEEP YOU LITTLE… board book!- US Only!

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