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****Momma's Magical Purse

by Paulette Bogan

Reviewed February 23, 2005.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books, New York, 2004.  32 pages.
Available at Sembach Library (E BOG).
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2005 (#8, Picture Books)

I simply like this book!

Rachael says her Momma’s purse is magical.  Cousin David says it’s not.

So what if she has a bandage when Rachael needs one?  Everyone has bandages.

So what if she has warm clothes when it gets cold?  That’s just luck.

But when Momma pulls out a perfect picnic lunch, David stops smiling.  When it rains, and she has umbrellas, galoshes, and raincoats, he suspects that something’s fishy about that purse.

In the end, David’s curiosity gets him into trouble.  It’s a good thing Momma has a Rescue Kit in her magical purse!

This book is funny and sweet and pays tribute to well-prepared mothers everywhere.

Copyright © 2005 Sondra Eklund.  All rights reserved.

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