by Kelly Bennett

G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $16.99, 32 pages

What a treasure it is to see the astonishment on your child’s face as they realize that once upon a time, you were just like them. Your Mommy Was Just Like You captures that moment as a grandmother gives her granddaughter a glimpse of what her mommy was like as a little girl. Your mommy had a favorite doll with a smooshed face. Your mommy had to learn to tie her shoes. Your mommy was even sent to time-out. Just like you!

Colorful pictures and silly phrasing are sure to captivate little ones as they see their mommy in a whole new light. This delightful book will encourage grandmothers and mothers to share many warm memories with their precious daughters.

Reviewed by Alicea Swett