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5 Stars Out Of 5
July 4, 2006
I was delighted when I received My Mommy, My Teacher by Johannah Bluedorn so was my daughter and she immediately claimed it as her own. The title grabbed her attention right away. Mommy, this book is about you. You are my mommy and my teacher! She quickly turned to the first page which is written with a child-friendly font and my little reluctant reader began reading. Holly and I also enjoyed admiring Johannahs artwork. Each page is filled with pictures, beautifully drawn in intricate detail, of a homeschool family as they go through a typical day. This is an amazing book, not just for homeschoolers, but for all families. For no matter where your children go to school mommies are always teachers.
This book will draw you in with the beautiful pictures and precious connection between parent and child throughout the storyline. My kids love to have me read this, and they get inspired to bake or garden or play in a tree fort or read more books! All the while the language encourages us to share our Faith in the Lord with our Children and be Godly parents.
There are plenty of books out there written by homeschoolers, and for homeschoolers. But we are hard pressed to find books written specifically for homeschooled children about homeschool families. This book called "My Mommy, My Teacher" is written and illustrated by Johannah Bluedorn (who was herself homeschooled) for children. Specifically homeschooled children!I was really delighted by this book full of sweet and gentle words telling of a homeschool family. The family consists of father, mother, three brothers and two sisters. The story is written as though the 7 year old girl in this family is telling it. My son was very intrigued to hear of a homeschool family in a book! This was new to him, as I said we are hard pressed to find children's story books in which the children in the book are homeschooled. And it's not enough that the story is really engaging, Miss Bluedorns illustrations are gorgeous. I was very pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, soft and detailed pictures in this book. We read the book, but had to go back through a second time JUST to absorb the pictures as they, themselves tell a story. Each of Miss Bluedorns paintings are so full of details that it took us longer to marvel over the illustrations (and oooh and ahh!) than it did to read the book. They really are that interesting!I think every homeschooled child should be entitled a chance to have this book on their personal book case. We couldn't help but smile as the little girl in the story told of the titles of the read alouds that the family in the book was currently reading, and how they use a timeline. This story is so true to life in the day of a homeschool family, that your child will not help but to feel a special fondness and connection to this book. I highly recommend it as a high quality children's book with top notch illustrations. Enjoy!