Mama Elizabeti by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Mama Elizabeti (2000), written  by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen & illustrated by Christy Hale is the follow up to 1998’s Elizabeti’s Doll which I recently reviewed.

I liked this book because it celebrates sibling love. In this sequel to Elizabeti’s Doll (1998), Elizabeti has a new sister named Flora. Now that her mother spends all her time taking care of Flora, Elizabeti needs to help take care of her little brother, Obedi. She soon finds out that taking care of Obedi is so different than taking care of her doll, Eva. Elizabeti goes through trials & tribulation as she tries to find a way to take care of her chores & responsibilities and take care of Obedi. How will Elizabeti get everything done & take care of Obedi???

As with the last book, I would recommend this book for big sisters. It tells the story of sibling love. I also love that it shows children helping parents, and a different culture. I will review the follow-up to this book (my most recent purchase), Elizabeti’s School, also. I love this series and its’ celebration of family & sibling love. I would recommend this book to young children when a new sibling is born. Also, I would even go so far as to say this book should be read to middle school girls for a sex education class. It definitely shows how much work taking care of a baby is.

As always, pick it up @ your local library or bookstore.


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