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Mama, I'll Give You the World

by Roni Schotter

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This story is about a little girl who notices how hard mother works and what to take the time to do something very special for her mother. This a n book for any child the age of 3 and older because the younger children may not get it.
  sheanareed | May 22, 2015 |
A little girl enjoys walking around with her mom, she feels a big connection with her and she thinks her mom is everything in this world. The girl has the same way of thinking as her mom and that makes her very happy. Her mom loves her and they do many things together.
Age: 4-7
Source: Pierce College Library
  octavio1 | May 20, 2015 |
Mama, I’ll Give You the World by Roni Schotter is a realistic fiction book that takes the reader through the struggles of a young girl and her mother. The main character, Louisa, is the daughter of a hairdresser and tells about the world as she sees it through her eyes.
Each day after school, Louisa sits in the hair parlor and watches all of the customers be transformed as her mama works magic on their hair. Her mama, however, is often sad and tired and longs for the better days of the past. Louisa describes this in great detail and she looks on her mother longingly. The reader is pulled into the story by the daughter’s deep care for her mother and her desire to see her happy once again.
The author uses many vivid descriptions not only to describe Louisa and her mother, but all of the characters that are seen in the story. These vivid descriptions make the reader feel as if they are sitting in the beauty parlor watching the details unfold.
As the story progresses Luisa decides that she wants to see her mother’s smiling face once more and plans a surprise for her mother’s birthday. Luisa begins spreading secrets around the beauty parlor in order to get everyone in on her plan. Louisa’s kind heart fills the reader with anticipation as the reader waits along with mama to find out what the surprise will be.
This book shows the deep love of a daughter for her mother and the power friends and family have over someone. The story line is absolutely touching and something no one should miss.
  ejoy13 | Apr 11, 2015 |
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 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375836128, Hardcover)

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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