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Mama, I'll Give You the World

by Roni Schotter

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This is a heart stricken story about Luisa, who observes that her mother works very hard in a beauty salon and never smiles. Luisa decides she wants to make her mother smile and happy by throwing her a surprise birthday party at her mother's job with her co workers. This is a great story about a mother and daughter and the appreciation the daughter has for her mother. ( )
  32BASKETBALL | Mar 16, 2015 |
I liked the book “Mama, I’ll Give You the World” by Roni Schotter. I thought that the writing was consistently engaging throughout the story and that Schotter did an excellent job of building suspense leading up to the surprise party Luisa threw for her mother. I also thought the style of the illustrations enhanced the story. For example, on some pages, the writing was broken into chunks that covered the page and with each block of writing, there was a small picture beside it that depicted the events happening in the story. In my opinion, this page layout could be especially beneficial to young readers as they are reading about the sequence in which Louisa prepared for the party. The main reason I liked this book is because it broadens readers’ perspectives on family structures and the financial implications that single parents often face when saving money for their child’s college education. The main message of this book is for to be grateful for those who take care of you and to do all that you can to show your appreciation towards them. ( )
  efried5 | Oct 13, 2014 |
Lusia wants to make her mom happy. Because her mother so busy with her job, she didn't smile. Luise made her mother surprised on her mother's birthday.
Age group 4-5
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  quanhtran | May 13, 2014 |
This story is about how hard Luisa's mother works to provide for her and Luisa plans a surprise party along with Her mothers customers.
Pierce College
  veronicar6189 | Mar 19, 2014 |
A young girl saw her mother was work very hard and how tired she was so her daughter decided to give her mother a surprise party, and it made her mother very happy.

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  larisharenee | Mar 12, 2014 |
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For one magical night, Luisa wants to make her single mother's worries disappear.

Every day after school Luisa goes to Walter's World of Beauty to watch her mama work-- cutting, coloring, and curling customer's hair, transforming them into the images of their dreams. Mama works hard and hardly ever smiles, but when she does, she is the prettiest flower in all the World. At the end of each day, she puts her tip money in a special envelopes for Luisa-- the envelope marked "college." She wants to give her daughter the world-- but Luisa has plans of her own. It's Mama's birthday and, for one night, she wants to make Mama smile... the way she smiles in an old photograph of her dancing at a place called Roseland. So Luisa transforms Walter's World of Beauty into Roseland, by decorating it with roses and collages of Mama's customers, who are also in on Luisa's secret. And it isn't long before everyone is happily dancing, especially Mama, who is the happiest of all.

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At Walter's World of Beauty, Luisa's secret plans are underway to create a very special birthday celebration for her hard-working, single mother who is employed there as a stylist.

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