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Mama Elizabeti

by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

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When mamma brings home Elizabeti new baby sister she steps up to help with her little brother. She has been watching mama take care of him and knows exactly what to do. She brings her little brother with her to do her chores and realizes it harder to care for him then she thought. Its very difficult trying to carry her littler brother on her back while getting her chores done. Elizabeti then sees her little brother starting to walk and all the other hardships didn't matter she was so proud of him. They go home after the chores are done and she snuggles him to sleep with love in her eyes. ( )
  ktgordon | Oct 6, 2017 |
I absolutely adored reading this book. This book is about a young girl, Elizabeti that had many responsibilities on her shoulders. Elizabeti is a young girl that has to take part in taking care of her five year old brother as well as being responsible for chores. Eliabeti's mother had recently had a new baby sister and her mother needed her to take care of her toddler brother. This book definitely discusses the problems that many children face. Many children have to begin taking care of their younger siblings and sacrifice their time to play in order to help their family. I feel like this book definitely made me realize that many children whether they are in Africa or America, have to deal with tough situations in which they have to be responsible for another child at a young age. This book teaches children that have issues in their families to stay positive and strong as Elizabeti did in the story. ( )
  kristeen1995 | Feb 22, 2017 |
This book was about a child called Elizabeti, Elizabeti need to help her mom with the chores.

Ages: 4-6
  ccabiya | Feb 20, 2017 |
Mama Elizabeti is about a little girl who has to learn how to take care of a child. Elizabeti has a little baby brother but has to help out now with her little sister. She thinks it will be easy taking care of a baby because she has her own "baby", which is actually a rock. Elizabeti struggles to catch on to the responsibilities. She is learning that it is hard to take care of a baby and get the chores done at the same time. She began to wonder how her mother was able to do it all. I like the message given from this book, the little girl is a big help to the family. ( )
  Neshia.Rowe | Oct 4, 2016 |
I loved this book so much. Elizabeti is a young girl who has to take care of her younger brother Obedi because their mother had a new baby. The story shows how people in some areas of Africa have to live. The young girl at the beginning of the book is selfish because she is just a young child and she wants to play with her doll. Her mother makes her watch her brother because she couldn't watch two babies and get her work done. The story shows how the little girl is very frustrated at first because she is carrying her brother on her back, and at the same time trying to carry the water pail. She gets so aggravated that she decides to let her brother sit on the blanket while she gets some water back in the pail. When she comes back her brother is missing; Elizabeti starts to panic, out the corner of her eye she sees him walking. At this point, Elizabeti has an excellent idea, she ties the blanket around his waist, and she puts it on her hand to make sure her brother is following her. This book is incredible because at the end of the book the little girl is rocking her brother to sleep, and she looks at her doll and says that there will be plenty of time to play with her doll. We see her grow and mature in just a day. The little girl is selfish in the beginning but by the last page, she would rather hold her brother and care for him then play with her toys. The book is also helpful to teach children how other kids have to live all over the world. ( )
  Emorrison | Sep 28, 2016 |
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When her mother has a new baby, Elizabeti is given charge of her younger brother and finds it more difficult to take care of him than it was to care for her rock doll.

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2 editions of this book were published by Lee & Low Books.

Editions: 1584302364, 1584300027

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