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M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 4, 2011


M.O.M. (MOM OPERATING MANUAL), by Doreen Cronin & illustrated by Laura Cornell, from basic guidance and troubleshooting to historical overview and important safeguards, this is THE guide to the care and maintenance of mothers.

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 56 pages

Book overview: Let’s face it: Moms are the most advanced human models on the planet. Fortunately, author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Laura Cornell—who’ve spent a combined total of four years on the New York Times bestseller list—know everything there is to know about the subject. Based on “years of research, observation, and time-outs,” this indispensible and hilarious guide arms kids (and dads) with the knowledge they need to avoid the most precarious mother-related situations as: how she should be fed, why she needs more than three inches of space on a bed, and what to do if her face ranks a “10” on the Mad Face Scale. Wickedly funny and acutely perceptive, this is a book that, basically, no one on the planet should be without.

About the author: Doreen Cronin is the author of the bestsellers DUCK FOR PRESIDENT; GIGGLE GIGGLE QUACKDIARY OF A WORMDIARY OF A SPIDERDIARY OF A FLYDOOBY, DOOBY MOO; THUMP, QUACK, MOOCLICK, CLACK, QUACKITY-QUACK; and CLICK, CLACK, SPLISH, SPLASH. Her first book, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE, was named a Caldecott Honor Book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and daughters.

About the illustrator: Laura Cornell is the illustrator of several #1 New York Times bestsellers by Jamie Lee Curtis, including BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE PEOPLE, TODAY I FEEL SILLY & OTHER MOODS THAT MAKE MY DAY and IS THERE REALLY A HUMAN RACE? Laura left stunning and sunny southern California to reside in soaring and spectacular New York City. She is oh so lucky to be mom to serene and wise Lilly. They have two semi-vicious cats, Indie and Brownie.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • I love it! This books sounds perfect for any child! 🙂

    October 10, 2011
  • Thank you for the chance to win. This book looks like a lot of fun to read!

    October 11, 2011
  • Sounds like a new spin on a book. The grandkids would surely gain from this.

    October 12, 2011
  • Love Doreen Cronin’s books. She is a genius!! My kids at school would love to have this added to our collection.

    October 22, 2011
  • Congratulations to Staci Albright and Karen Watson. Staci will receive a copy of the book and a signed poster. Karen will be receiving a copy of the book. Enjoy!!

    November 2, 2011
  • Didn’t know I had won…..until the USPS tied a big package to my mailbox today….thanks for the pleasant surprise. A really cute book! I am going to give it to my kids for Christmas 🙂

    November 7, 2011
    • True surprises are the best kind!

      November 7, 2011

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