Review of Mommies Work
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Kristin Cowart Pierce
Illustrated by Jordan Werre
Ages 4-6 | 28 Pages
Lanier Press | 978-1-63183-670-1
What to Expect: Diversity, Real-Life Experiences, Family.
In today’s busy society, more children than ever live with a parent or parents who work, whether at home or elsewhere. Little people know their parents go to work, but they are sometimes a little puzzled about what that actually means. In fact, it can be a little sad or even scary when parents disappear for the day (or turn their attention to their computer screens when working from home). Where do they go? How do they get there? What do they do all day? Do they still love you even when they’re not around? Mommies Work sets out to answer these important questions and provides some much-needed reassurance.
Mommies Work uses simple language to not only explain but also celebrate the fact that so many women are able to balance the commitments of career and family. Perhaps its greatest strength is the diversity that shines subtly from its pages: the mommies shown in the book are from a range of ethnicities and work in many different jobs. Without saying so explicitly, the book sends a clear message that the work of women is essential to society, that women can and do perform a wide range of tasks, and that all types of women’s work are valid. The story ends with the assurance that work is for family and not instead of it, and that children are still loved and cared for even by parents who work. This is an enjoyable read with an empowering and positive message despite its apparent simplicity.
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About the Author
Kristin Cowart Pierce is a working mother and founder of an Atlanta-based public relations firm. A driven, type-A multitasker and CEO to an all-female team, she is perhaps most passionate about her role as Mom. Motivated by her children’s constant questioning around why she had to leave every morning (when other moms got to stay home) and where she spent her days, the idea behind Mommies Work was born. Part love letter to her children, part tribute to working moms everywhere, the book illustrates how women share their time and energy between career and family. She hopes Mommies Work will inspire mothers to remain committed to their dreams, while teaching young children that women can contribute to the workforce and still be incredible moms.
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