Big Momma Makes the World
"Among the many creation retellings and variations, this one takes the cake." — THE HORN BOOK (starred review)
When Big Momma makes the world, she doesn’t mess around. With a baby on her hip and laundry piling up, she demands light and dark, earth and sky, creepers and crawlers, and lots of folks to trade stories with on the front porch. And when the work is done, Big Momma, she is pleased all right. "That’s good," she says. "That’s real good." With down-home language and infectious rhythms, Phyllis Root spins a creation myth like no other, brilliantly illustrated by the incomparable Helen Oxenbury.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JeneenNammar - LibraryThing
3 to 6 years old. Phyllis Root gives us a fantastic feminist version of how the universe came about in Big Momma Makes the World (also the 2002 Boston Globe Horn Book Picture Book Award Winner). In it ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenpark - LibraryThing
This is a twist on the Christian creation story. The creator is a female and a mother. The days of the creation are the same, but there is a message about taking care of the earth at the end. Read full review