Just in time for Mother's Day, here's a storybook for kids whose mother is no longer around. Mama's Right Here, by Susan Kerner, illustrated by Estelle Corke, assures children that even though their mother might not still be with them, she cares for them, is proud of them, and is watching them.
We never hear what happened to their mothers, but that's not the point. Having lost their mothers, these children are encouraged and reassured by their fathers, grandparents, and others. We need that kind of support when we lose a loved one, especially Mom. Corke's watercolor illustrations are evocative and dreamlike, giving the perfect setting for Kerner's text.
I am thankful I still have my mother, but Mama's Right Here is a reminder of how much she loves me and to cherish the time we do have together.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!