Because I'm Your Mom
Celebrate the special bond between fun-loving moms and their lucky kids in this tribute from the bestselling creators behind Because I'm Your Dad, Ahmet Zappa and Dan Santat.
What’s the best kind of mom? The kind of mom who lets you have nachos for breakfast, goes skateboarding with you at the beach, and does the dinosaur dance with you under the full moon. But best of all, she kisses away your owies, wishes upon a shooting star for you, and loves you always…for exactly who you are.
Ahmet Zappa, son of legendary rock star Frank Zappa, was inspired by his own wife and son to write this ode to moms everywhere and the unique bonds they have with their kids—perfect for Mother's Day and all year round.
"A rowdy catalogue of Dad moments gets enacted by a creature who resembles a green '60s-era Nauga monster and his purple (gender-neutral) offspring, in this picture book from the son of the late Frank Zappa (and a father himself)....Throughout, Zappa and Santat maintain an entertaining balance between sweet and goofy, protective and raucous." —Publishers Weekly
"Zappa presents a daddy monster who tickles, plays games, plans fun-filled excursions, and offers spaghetti for breakfast and ice cream in the tub....Young children will probably giggle and warm up to the monster dad, who appears more silly than scary in Santat's exuberant illustrations." —School Library Journal
"Unbashed sentimentality dominates the text in this loving promise from a father to his children....Zappa wrote this story for his daughter, and it overflows with genuine fatherly affection that he would like to pass on, since his father (avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa) did the same for him." —Kirkus Reviews