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Momma Loves Her Little Son Book Review

mommaWhen I was a little girl, I asked my mother to read me The Runaway Bunny over and over away.  The imaginative and beautiful pictures captivated me initially, but the book became a favorite because it so perfectly expresses the depth and strength of a mother’s love for her child.

I still remember cuddling with my mother while she read me that story.  I felt so loved and so comforted by the story. And I think of my mother whenever I read The Runaway Bunny to my son. The story helps me communicate how much he means to me.

Momma Loves Her Little Son, a new book by the son of June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash, has won a place in my heart and on my bookshelf. John Carter Cash explains that the book is based on his own relationship with his mother who frequently told him that “Momma loves her little son.”

Given his family’s gift for music, it’s not surprising that Cash’s book has a lyrical feel. But instead of music, the lyrics expressing the love between mother and son are accompanied by vivid illustrations.

My son is a bundle of energy, and every day with him is an adventure. Momma Loves Her Little Son sweeps readers away on an adventure across oceans, over mountains and sky scrapers, through forests and streams, and across rainbows and the starry night sky. Somehow this just perfectly captures how I feel about my little boy.

Momma Loves Her Little Son would make a touching Mother’s Day gift with the right inscription from son to mother. And it will become a beloved part of your bedtime story routine.

Win It:

To win a copy, leave a comment on this post telling us what you love most about your son (or about the person who will receive this book as a gift from you) by 11:59pm on May 12, 2009. (Contest open to U.S. residents only.)

Disclosure: I received a review copy of Momma Loves Her Little Son from the publishers.

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Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

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26 Responses to "Momma Loves Her Little Son Book Review"

  1. susan says:

    I love that he is so happy and that his smile just lights up my world!

  2. I love when my little guy spontaneously gives me kisses and hugs. So sweet.

  3. Kristie says:

    I love everything about my son! I think one of my favorite things, though, is how loving and sweet he is. I just love getting hugs and kisses from him! :-)

  4. EG says:

    That’s a tough one, of course. This will sound weird to say about a 2-year-old, but I think I like his transparency the best. He talks ALL THE TIME so I always know what he’s thinking. And boy, his feelings are no secret either.

  5. Elizabeth Keller says:

    I love how much he snuggles! My mom warned me that boys stop snuggling a lot earlier than girls, but right now he is the best snuggler ever!

  6. Megan says:

    I only have a daughter, but my best friend will be delievering her son any day now. I’m so excited for her as this is her first child and am hoping we can share in raising boys and girls together. I know she would love to share this book with her little boy.

  7. Stephanie V. says:

    Oh where do I start? The way he gives me a kiss the first thing in the morning and says “mummum”. The way he grabs my hand because he wants to show me something. How this little boy has the ability to bring tears to my eyes just by looking into mine. Would love this book!
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  8. Vickie Couturier says:

    My daughter has two little boys age 4 an 18 months,they love to be read too,the littlest one comes carring a book all the time,they are so precious so she could read this to them both,what a great gift ,the gift of reading an make them feel as special as they are!

  9. Andrea H says:

    I have two sons and I love everything about them both! From bringing earth worms into the house to stomping in mud puddles, they brighten my world every day. =)

  10. sandy says:

    I love my son Brendan for so many reasons it is hard to narrow it down to one! I definitely am proud of him for being such a tough little monkey! Born with a cleft palate, he has overcome so many obstacles already in his short life!

  11. Jen Mc says:

    I love seeing how my son learns something new almost every day.

  12. Lisa C says:

    What do I love most about my son? The way he smiles gets me every time! =)

  13. Honey Mommy says:

    I have two sons. I love how smart and sweet my first son is and his brother is mischievous and adventuresome. I love my boys and they would love this book!

  14. Nicole says:

    I have four sons (and one daughter)so I will I tell you what I love most about each :)

    Cobi (13) is incredibly talented. He plays guitar, participates in school plays, and sings in school concerts.

    Gavin (4) is incredibly sensitive and caring. Anytime anyone is feeling down, he is by there side ready with hugs and kisses.

    Beckham (3 months) is my sweet little cuddle bug. He loves to curl up in your arms and gives the biggest, gummy grins!

  15. lee says:

    I love that my daughter is always so happy-go-lucky and full of smiles!

  16. Anonymous says:

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  17. Lana says:

    My baby boy was born 6 days ago so I can’t really say what I love most about him yet as we’re still getting to know each other. I just love him so much for just being him.

  18. israel y says:

    for my nephew, i love that he enjoys school and his nut allergy doesn’t bother him

  19. MJ says:

    I love his loving heart. Anything he has, he freely and lovingly shares.


  20. Michele says:

    My husband and I have been very pleasantly surprised at how much we have fallen in love with our infant son. (When we found out I was carrying a boy, we were a bit concerned since we weren’t sure how to handle raising a boy.) Not only is he cute, beautiful and handsome, but he has a sweet personality. I know now that God will give us the grace to raise him well. What I love most? My 8 month old Benjamin and I have such a strong connection that his smiles and kissies melt my crankies away!

  21. Staci A says:

    I love that my so is so creative and loving. He always knows how to make me smile! Thanks for the chance to enter.

  22. sarah b says:

    i love watching my son grow and learn new things. although it is tiring to watch him climb the table and swing from the drawers, and get into all sorts of trouble, i am proud to see how strong and curious he is.

  23. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    What I love most about (both) my sons, is that they are still my little boys. They are 18 & 21 (the book will be for my daughter-in-law for her son), but still call or text me to talk about money matters (not ask for it), to ask questions about how to talk to or deal with their girlfriends, or just to say hello or tell me that they have been thinking about me or that they love me. They are the best things to ever happen to me.

  24. kathy says:

    my son jordan is a sweetheart he is just so fun to be around..he is always making us laugh :)

  25. Danielle says:

    I actually have 3 sons and what I love most about them is that they all help me see things through the eyes of a child and they make things that have become everyday and common to me, new again!

  26. Travis says:

    My nephew is just learning to read and this looks like it could be a great book for him to start out with. Thanks!

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