The Best Mother

A Picture Book


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ISBN: 9781419725340 Categories: ,

C. M. Surrisi


When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn’t make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting Mom to help her with the search, Maxine interviews various prospects to be her new mother at the park, the toy store, and the zoo. Unfortunately, these other mothers present a host of new problems and concerns. Maybe her “old mother” was the best mother of all? For every child who’s ever wondered if the grass is greener, The Best Mother affirms that there’s nothing better than your own mother’s love.

Additional information

Weight 448 g
Dimensions 22.3 x 28 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 April 2018
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Diane Goode
Dimensions 22.3 x 28 cm
Weight 448 g


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C. M. Surrisi holds an MFA from Vermont College in children’s literature and is the author of the middle-grade novel The Maypop Kidnapping. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.

Diane Goode has illustrated more than 50 beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times bestseller Founding Mothers and the Caldecott Honor book When I Was Young in the Mountains.