My Mom's Purse

Description

32 pages
$4.95
ISBN 0-88753-199-7
DDC jC813'.54

Publisher

Year

1991

Contributor

Illustrations by Kathy R. Laulbach
Reviewed by Joan McGrath

Joan McGrath is a Toronto Board of Education library consultant.

Review

An A-B-C book with a difference: it explores the contents of Mom’s
“really enormous” purse, literally from A to Z (a plastic airplane
to a zebra). Some of the contents of the huge handbag are useful and
believable, such as band-aids, hairpins, and a driver’s licence;
others are as outré as worms (possibly dead; who knows?) and a
xylophone. (Mom, the author, and the illustrator would be well advised
to leave the toy Indian out of the collection.) Mildly amusing, but much
of the fun is directed past the children to the indulgent read-aloud
adult.

Citation

Hutchinson, Charlotte., “My Mom's Purse,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed April 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/23211.