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Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Author of Mama Zooms

13 Works 2,148 Members 69 Reviews

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Works by Jane Cowen-Fletcher

Mama Zooms (1993) 844 copies, 45 reviews
It Takes a Village (1994) 805 copies, 19 reviews
Baby Angels (1996) 240 copies, 1 review
Farmer Will (2001) 115 copies, 2 reviews
Baby Be Kind (2012) 57 copies
Hello, Puppy! (2010) 23 copies, 1 review
Raising Readers: A Collection of Stories from Maine (2005) — Contributor — 22 copies
Baby Elf's Christmas (2008) 18 copies
Nell's Elf (2006) 17 copies
My New Puppy (2013) 4 copies, 1 review
Abnā’ al-qariyah (2006) 1 copy

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Birthdate
20th century
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
South Berwick, Maine, USA
Education
Colorado State University
Occupations
graphic artist
illustrator

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Retelling: In a village in Benin a little girl is asked to take care of her younger sibling. She is proud to have the job and keeps announcing "all by myself." She quickly learns that taking care of a child is a job for many.

Thoughts and feelings: The villagers in the book are quick to identify the child's needs and respond with care. What a wonderful community to be a part of. I hope to teach in a classroom where everyone cares for one another as though it is a shared responsibility.
 
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Ms.Penniman | 18 other reviews | Jul 10, 2024 |
In this book the main characters mom has a disability. It shows young readers how it is ok that adults can have a disability too and still function and love their child jus the same as any other adult.
 
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OliviaW33 | 44 other reviews | Mar 16, 2023 |
"Mama's got a zooming machine
and she zooms me everywhere."

Simple text pairs with joyful, up-close illustrations of a mother and her son zooming through the day. Their imaginations transform the wheelchair from a racehorse to an airplane to a ship at sea. Often the wheelchair is cropped out of the frame, but it is included in a few illustrations. The "zooming machine" and Mama, seen through the child's eyes, are both strong and positive: "Mama has very strong arms from all our zooming." The child's father appears at the beginning, to lift the child onto Mama's lap, and at the end, as they all go up a steep hill together.… (more)
 
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JennyArch | 44 other reviews | Jul 26, 2021 |
This would be good for k-3rd grade students, it depicts the popular saying "it take a village" in reference to raising a kid. It is set in an African village and shows how everyone came together to take care of a lost little boy. It was a cute book but it seems to be slightly stereotypical to me. So I would be hesitant to read this aloud in my classroom.
 
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EmilyWagner | 18 other reviews | Apr 18, 2021 |

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Works
13
Members
2,148
Popularity
#11,971
Rating
4.1
Reviews
69
ISBNs
46
Languages
1

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