What is in a mom’s purse? I decided I ought to clean mine out today just to find out. I discovered AWANA awards, legos, earrings, dollhouse people, pieces to some paper dolls, bandaids, a picture drawn by my daughter, two blocks, one matchbox car, and several crayons. There were far more reminders of motherhood than personal items. Not that I mind….
We had the chance to review a book about all the things that might be found inside a mom’s purse in the book Mama’s Purse by AJ Irving.
This book is a rhyming, possibly exaggerated, list of all the fantastic things that might be found in your purse. You could find a raccoon, a tiny typhoon, and a family of fireflies in June. Or you might discover a hare, a purple square, and a balloon filled with hot air. You never know what you could pull from Mama’s Purse!
My kids enjoyed this book and laughed at the outrageous and silly things found in Mama’s Purse. A pianist? An ice rink? A pod of dolphins? They also enjoyed coming up with additional silly and rhyming items that they thought should be found in Mama’s Purse.
Mama’s Purse was written by AJ Irving. AJ Irving is a mama who always has EVERYTHING in her purse, everything except the kitchen sink. She thought it would be fun to write a book about a mama’s purse that does have a sink, an ice rink, and a mink performing lip sync. AJ received a B.A. in Journalism and Women’s Studies from the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and children in Boise, Idaho.
The book has received multiple awards: