Winter, Jeanette. Mama. New York: Harcourt, Inc., 2006.


This beautiful wordless book tells the story of a baby hippo who was washed away from his herd due to the 2004 Indonesian Tsunami. Jeanette Winter based this book on a true story. Her illustrations are lovely and do an excellent job of telling the story.

Mama would be a great addition to a wordless book collection and has uses in the area of language development and having children tell the story they see.

MAMA: a TRUE story, in which a BABY HIPPO loses his MAMA during a TSUNAMI, but finds a new home, and a new MAMA is available from Amazon. When you find a book on Library Lady’s Kid Lit that you would like to purchase, I hope you will use the purchase links provided. When you make a purchase through our affiliate links, you support this children’s literature blog. I am grateful for you. Thank you!

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