When 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.
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.