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Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Mama Zooms (edition 1995)

by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

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Title:Mama Zooms
Authors:Jane Cowen-Fletcher
Info:Scholastic (1995), Paperback, 32 pages
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Tags:Family, Fiction, Disabilities

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Mama Zooms by Jane Cowen-Fletcher



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Summary: This is about a mother and her little boy. The mother is the little boys zooming machine. The zooming machine is the mother's wheelchair. The wheelchairs it turn into a racehorse, ship, racecar, airplane, train, wagon, wave and a spaceship. But at the end of the day what he love best about her is that she is his mama.

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I love this story I thought it was very sweet and cute. What I liked about it most was that the mother was able to have fun with her son even with her disability. I love though that they used their imagination to make the wheelchair fun and exciting and a game for the day. I also that it was sweet at the end of the day what he liked about the most was when she was his mama.

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1) Have the students draw and write on a piece of paper things that they imagine to be, places they want to go, or people they want to be. After that stable the pages together in a book form write the cover of the book Our Imaginations and write the kids names as the authors. Then read it to the class.
2) Have a class discussion about disabilities and ways be can included students with disabilities. Tell the students that they are important even with their disabilities. Bring some famous people with disabilities and show what they have done in the world today.
  lauren_hayes | Mar 23, 2015 |
This is a book about a little boy with a big imagination. The boy in this book has a mother who is in a wheel chair. On his mother's lap, the boy imagines himself as a jockey, a sea captain, a racing-car driver, a pilot, a train engineer, and an astronaut.

Personal Summary:
I love that this book shows a positive portrayal of a mother with a physical disability who does wonderful, fun things with her little boy. I think that the soft, warm illustrations strengthen the emotional warmth of the story. I think this is a great book to have in any classroom, especially if there are students in the classroom with physical disabilities.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Write the word zoom on the board. Explain to students that zoom is an action verb. Ask students to tell you what they think of when they hear the word zooms and what objects they think zoom. Make a list of objects on the board. After reading the book, ask students to name the things that zoomed in it. Add those to the list already on the board.
2. Encourage students to draw or paint pictures of something they like to pretend, places they pretend to go, or people they pretend to be. Ask students to label their pictures with their names and comments. Staple the pictures together, and write "Our Imaginations" on the cover. List children as the authors and illustrators. Read the book together and congratulate children on their creativity.
  SydneySays | Oct 17, 2014 |
I would pray that any adult in a wheelchair could have a son like this one. He makes everyday an adventure for his mother, Instead of seeing her wheelchair as a problem, he sees it as an imagination oppurtunity. Such a sweet, heart warming story. ( )
  jewolf | Nov 26, 2013 |
Children ALWAYS make the best out of every situation. With a little creativity and imagination, a mother's wheel chair can be a boy's best toy. ( )
  aalkurd | Oct 25, 2013 |
This is a lovely story about a boy spending his days with his mom, his mother zooms him in her wheelchair, playing make-believe the whole way, he just like to me her Mom. I liked because it make disability looks "normal". ( )
  Fran01 | Mar 11, 2013 |
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A small boy, with the aid of his energetic mother, her wheelchair ""zooming machine,"" and a bit of imagination, pretends that he is on a train, a spaceship, and more. Reprint. PW. SLJ.

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A boy's wonderful mama takes him zooming everywhere with her, because her wheelchair is a zooming machine.

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