Perfect Picture Book Friday: GET READY, MAMA! Plus Giveaway

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. This book really struck a chord with me. When I was a kid, my mom always got up in the morning to make breakfast for us…but even though she did it, she would have preferred to stay in bed. She’d set her alarm on snooze – and roll over for ‘just three more minutes’. And when I became a mother, I finally understood how important those ‘three more minutes’ were. Author Sharon Giltrow is offering a giveaway – a copy of this lovely new book that just launched this month! Make sure you leave a comment at the end of the blog – and please share the post on social media so that everyone can find out about this relatable book.


Written by Sharon Giltrow

Illustrated by Arielle Li

Published by EKBooks

Ages: 4-8

Themes: Morning routines, family, humor

Synopsis: From Amazon:
Even the most reluctant risers will find the fun in the morning routine with this lively role-reversal story about a mama who just doesn’t want to get ready!

Getting Mama ready for the day can be a challenge… you’d better watch out that she doesn’t sneak back into bed, try to distract you with cuddles, get breakfast all over her top, or… wait, is Mama watching TV?! Learn how to get Mama up and ready despite her mischievous delaying tactics with this essential guide to dealing with morning mayhem!

With gorgeous illustrations and playful writing, Get Ready, Mama! is the perfect way to introduce some fun into the morning routine. Little ones will delight in the cheeky role-reversal that sees a young girl doing everything she can to get her reluctant mother out of the house, while parents and other care-givers will gain a strategy for motivating reluctant risers.

Getting ready in the morning is a mission for many families with young children, but this inventive, tongue-in-cheek story provides a fun way of speeding things along. Full of heart and humor, Get Ready, Mama! is for anyone who has heard enough of “5 more minutes”.

Why I Love This Book:

  1. The best stories are the ones that we can relate to – that remind us of moments in our childhood – this one does that for me 100%.
  2. Great text that is very child-friendly.
  3. Bright, engaging illustrations that will keep kids turning the pages.


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Oh, I LOVE this one! Kids (and moms) do benefit from routines and structure. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a stress-free morning? Here are the simple instructions:

Thank you all for stopping by to spend your precious moments here. Your time and your comments mean the world. And spreading the word about a book you love would mean the world to the author and illustrator – please leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy – and share the post on your social media. Also, remember that book reviews are crucial for the success of a book. And book sales mean that publishers will continue making beautiful books.

I’m in France right now – AMAZING! It’s definitely April in Paris! If I’m not tweeting or sharing posts on Facebook, it’s because wherever we are, the WiFi and internet access is either unavailable or I can’t get to my computer. So, dear friends, please share for me.

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