Big Momma Makes the World

by Phyllis Root and Helen Oxenbury

In this creation story, it is Big Momma who makes the world. Even with a small baby... read more

In this creation story, it is Big Momma who makes the world. Even with a small baby on her hip, Big Momma manages to summon light and dark and make the stars and the moon. She even tells the earth to “get over here.” While “Baby liked it all right just the way it was,” Big Momma needs some grass and some animals and people to keep her company. And when she sees what she has done, she declares, “That’s good. Real good.” With each new day, Big Momma adds more to the world, until it eventually looks a lot like the world we know. The watercolors that accompany the text are bright and uplifting in this creation story that many will find familiar but not predictable. (Ages 5–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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