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Mommy, Look At Me!

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Mommy, Look At Me! is a picture book about a little girl who wants her mom to look at her each time she is acting out something else from her imagination. Her mom says her favorite thing is for her to be her daughter. Includes a Spanish translation of the story.
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The way the mom in the story elaborates upon the imagination of the little girl in the story is a great way of showing how invested in her child the mother is and the illustrations are lovely.  I will definitely use this book with my group of toddlers.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book.
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My kid loved this book and read it more than once. She keeps referring to the miramami. Very influential book.
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'Mommy look at me' follows a young girl as she explores the careers she wants.

I would use this book either in a classroom setting, or for personal use. However, a Mother reading this to her daughter, would find this book comforting, and beautiful. 

The illustrations were good, but the drawings of the characters weren't fantastic. The story was okay, a bit bland, and a bit basic. But I liked the aspect that the daughter chose very challenging careers, and didn't only stick to being the stereotypical dancer, or princess. 

Rated: 1.5/2 stars 

Thank you to netgallery for allowing me to read this perfect Mother to daughter book.
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A great heartwarming book that encourages children to be who they want to be. It's a great book for parents too, reminding them to uplift and support their little one's dreams and aspirations no matter how lofty or unrealistic they may seem. I also love that the book has both the English and Spanish versions of the story included.
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I love how with each new persona this adorable little girl wants to be, how mom not only encourages her to find her true self but guides her on the strengths of each persona.

The illustrations are just so adorable but ultimately, it is the story and its intent of having the ability and freedom of choice to be whomever you want that warms the heart.

MOMMY LOOK AT ME! By ALEXANDRA SANTANA published by INDIGO RIVER PUBLISHING is my first from netgalley and will be available for sale from 22 February 2022!
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I think this is a cute baby book but I wouldn’t read it to my 2 year old (or older) because it’s a bit repetitive and the moral being you can be anything you want to be is not easily noticed by younger ages. This may be a really good book for beginner readers though!
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Such a beautiful book to learn about different careers and all the paths our children's lives may take. This book brought up lots of opportunity for discussion,
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This was a cute story encouraging kids that they can be whoever they want to be. I liked the mother’s encouragement. The illustrations were nice.
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I read Mommy, Look At Me! with my attention seeking 6 year old boy. The writing follows the same format on each page so after I read a few pages I was able to let him take on the reading with more confidence. This story is easily relatable for imaginative children who love to play dress up and for parents who encourage their children's fantasies about the future.  This book tugs at the heart-strings of parents who want their littles to stay little while supporting their dreams, Mommy, Look At Me! can open a conversation between parents and their children about growth and how to get there with more than the pat "You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up."

I love how the illustrations show the mom going about her domestic duties. It is extremely relatable as children usually choose that time to pull the "Look at me!" line. I also love that this book comes in Spanish as well and the illustrated characters are more diverse than most children's books.

My son's review: (What was the point?) That you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up. (How do you think the mom feels?) That she just wants her kid to stay little forever. (What's your rating? Thumbs up, to the side, or thumbs down?) Thumb to the side (*Laughingly* Would it have been a thumbs up if it was a little boy instead of a little girl?) Yeah!
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A sweet and heartwarming book that mothers will really enjoy reading with their little girls. The artwork is gorgeous.
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I read this book to my four year old girl. Who would say look at me plenty of times a day. She said she enjoyed it. I did find the concept of the book endearing that you can be anything you want to be. However the concept of being Queen of the Castle when you get older just like Mommy didn't really read well and it seemed slightly outdated.  The illustrations are nice and bright.
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Although I like the colour palette, I didn't particularly enjoy the illustrations in this book; they could have been much better. The story is highly engaging, and I enjoy reading it.
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I didn't love this one. 
It's cute - the child is dressing up and engaging in imaginative play to fulfill different roles - veterinarian, teacher, etc. 
The mother in the story who is being asked to observe this play is generally supportive, urging the child to be kind, or encouraging her and telling her that she'll be the best at [task].
However, there are lessons I personally don't want my child to learn.
Example:

"Who should I be today?" - rather than encouraging the child to be whomever they desire, the mommy answers: "just be my daughter. That's my favorite you."

OK, YIKES.
If I read this to my kid, and they are trans, I am telling them that my "favorite" them is someone they don't feel comfortable as.

It doesn't even have to be that dramatic, of course. I'm just really uncomfortable with the idea of putting my kid into a box where they might not feel comfortable being independent or pushing boundaries because there's a "favorite" self that they need to conform to... just a hard pass on this one.
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This delightful book is full of affirmation and love.  Its mission is to encourage young children to be whomever they were created to be. 

An adorable little girl daily parades in front of her mommy in her pretend clothes showing her mommy what she wants to be when she is all grown up. 

"Mommy, look at me!"
"And who are you today, sweetie?"
"I'm a princess!"
"Of course!"  You'll always be my little princess." 

"Mommy, look at me!"
"And who are you today, sweetie?"
"I'm a teacher!"
Yes, remember to teach kindness and strength!" 

In the following days her beloved daughter decides a gymnast, a grown-up ( just her mommy ), a veterinarian, and a queen of the castle,  might just be her thing.  Each time mommy affirms her daughter's choice and cheers her on to be and do whatever makes her little heart happy and content. 

Mommy's all-time favourite option of the unique career parade?  Can you guess?  No spoilers... but to me I agree 100% with her mommy.... it's the best pick of all, hands-down!   

The illustrations are colourful, bold and child-friendly.  The message is positive and inspiring.  All-in-all this book models the importance of embracing a child's desire to be whatever they were birthed to be.  I love it and highly recommend it.
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As a mum of a three year old girl, I loved this little book. She is forever saying Mummy Look at Me! so those familiar words made me smile already. I loved the responses from the mum and how she encouraged the little one to be whatever she wanted to be - a great message for readers!
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This was an amazing ARC I received from NetGalley. I absolutely loved the simple story of a child, pretending to be a gymnast, vet, teacher etc. I think more than anything, it awoke the child in me and reminded me the way I was as a child. How easily a child gets attracted to something, and how temporary their obsessions are. From the adult perspective, it reminds you of how naive and innocent children are. Kids too will relate with the easy writing and beautiful illustrations that will appeal to their eyes. I think this is an essential to not only kids, but also parents.
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In this sweet and heartfelt story, a little girl pretend plays various roles: princess, teacher, gymnast and more. The author does well in capturing a child’s limitless scope of aspirations and a mother's unconditional love. I love the title and repetitive lines, a scenario parents are all too familiar with. The illustrations are fitting and eye-catching, though I'm not a fan of the art style personally. Overall a wholesome message from a mother to her daughter: no matter which role she pursues in life, she’s mom’s precious daughter first and foremost, and always. I’ll be keeping an eye out for this book — it’s a great resource for parents to convey this valuable message to our children.
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Mommy, Look At Me! is a heartwarming book full of imagination for young children. 

As a teacher, we explore daily different ideas on what my student’s want to be when they grow up. It’s important that each child knows they’re unique with a variety of interests. I appreciate how the author tells that through the message of this book, as well as unconditional love between family. 

The illustrations are bright and beautiful as well as captivating. The book also being in Spanish is the cherry on top! I’ll definitely be adding this book to my classroom and school’s library.
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I liked that the story was in both English and Spanish, but the art seemed a little lifeless and stilted.  And I couldn't help but feel left out - would have loved to have a Dad character be as happy and accepting.
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