Here’s my Perfect Picture Book Friday choice for Mother’s Day weekend:

Baby Penguins Love Their Mama!
Written and Illustrated by Melissa Guion
Philomel Books, An imprint of Penguin Group, 2014
Suitable for: Ages 4-8
Themes/Topics: Mothers, Family, Concept: Days of the week, Animals, Penguins

Opening Lines: Once there was a family of penguins. A mama penguin . . .
Synopsis from Amazon: When you’re a mama penguin with lots (and lots) of little ones to take care of, the days can melt together in a blur. Monday: swimming lessons. Tuesday: sliding. Wednesday: waddling. And on and on. Mama loves her babies so much. Do they know, she wonders, just how much?

As it turns out, they do–because they love her just as much! And to show it, they surprise her with a thoughtful gesture of their own on Sunday.

Link to Resources: Melissa Guion has a link on her website to Nothing But Penguins. Think about the activities your mom or dad do with the little ones in the house. For Mother’s Day, you could create a card for your mom and list some of the things she does with you and for you.

Why I like this Book: I love penguins. I love concept books (days of the week). I love mothers. Guion’s debut picture book Baby Penguins Everywhere! was published in 2012. This was another fun, random find at the library.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend. The baby penguins share a touching message for mamas in this book.

Last month, I shared the book  A Mom For Umande by Maria Faulconer. For anyone in the Colorado Springs area, Maria is having a book signing and reading on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Umande’s story is very touching and beautifully illustrated by Susan Kathleen Hartung.

Find more Perfect Picture Books at Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog.