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Theme: Parents Come Back/Parents Will Always Find You Print
Are You My Mommy? by Carla Dijs
In this simple pop-up book a baby chick hatches and searches for her mother.
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
A baby bird hatches out of his egg only to discover he is alone. He searches for his mother, asking all he encounters if they might be his mother. A helpful “snort” (a steamshovel) returns him to his nest, just as the mother bird arrives with a worm for her baby.
Baby Songs (DVD) by Hap Palmer
This DVD includes the song, "My Mommy Comes Back." The song reinforces the concept that Mommy does always return. My son started singing this song at age 2; he now frequently sings it to reassure himself if I must be absent from him for a short time.

Concepts covered: Sometimes I go different places (Grandmaís house, a friendís house) but everything is okay because Mommy comes back.
The refrain:
"But my mommy comes back
She always comes back
She always comes back to get me
My mommy comes back
She always comes back
She never would forget me."
Don't Forget to Come Back! by Robie H. Harris
When her parents go out for the evening, a little girl threatens to run off to the South Pole but has a good time with the babysitter instead.
Even If I Spill My Milk? by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Because Jamie doesn't want his parents to go to a party and leave him with a babysitter, he tries to delay their departure with a series of questions. What if I spill milk on your party dress?
Have You Seen My Duckling? by Nancy Tafuri
A mother duck leads her brood around the pond as she searches for one missing duckling. This is a great book to follow up a game of hide-and-seek.
Hazel's Amazing Mother by Rosemary Wells
Hazel gets lost and is confronted by bullies. The "power of love" allows Hazel's mother, far away at home, to realize that Hazel needs help and come to her rescue.
I Miss You, Father Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik
Little Bear has a hard time sleeping when Father Bear is away, but he happily looks forward to his return.
I Promise I'll Find You by Heather Patricia Ward
In this rhyming book a mother talks about all the various ways--rowboat, airplane, train, horse--that she could come to find her child. "If I had a little rowboat, I'd row across the sea. I'd row, row, row, and I'd bring you back to me."
Mama Always Comes Home by Karma Wilson
From Mama Bird to Mama Cat, mothers of all kinds come home to their children. Last illustration is of a human mother/baby pair. Sweet, sweet book!
Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt
When Baby Bird goes to school (could be preschool/daycare) and Mommy Bird goes to work, they are sad and miss each other. But the love that Mommy has for her Baby stays with him all day long.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
Three baby owls wake up one night to find their Mommy is gone. Worry turns to delight when she returns. Children with attachment issues will especially relate to Bill, the littlest owlet who repeatedly cries, “I want my mommy,” a phrase that toddlers enjoy echoing aloud as the book is read.

Seeds of Love by Mary E. Petertyl

A young girl works through feelings of anticipation and fear when her parents travel to another country without her to adopt her baby sister.

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