Little girls watch their mothers all of the time, and every mother has an intriguing boutique behind her closet door. At bedtime or anytime, little girls of all ages will delight in the forty-page book entitled My Mama’s Closet by Alice Rhea Mitchell.
When the little girl in the narrative poem explores her mother’s closet, she spies the corner where her mother has placed items for the little girl to wear. Creatively and carefully, the little girl decides independently, adjusts accordingly, and emerges confidently to reveal the results. Mothers, daughters, grandmother, and not a few dads who love them will read My Mama’s Closet again and again; and many a daughter will visit her mother’s closet to enact the lines of this real-life scenario.
Eighteen exquisite paintings by watercolorist Sheryl K. Perry vividly depict the little girl’s actions, and multi-colored text propels the plot forward with memorable lines that linger long after the reader turns the last page.