72 pages, 9.3 × 6.8 × 0.4 in
June 12, 1960
Random House Children's Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0394800184
ISBN - 13: 9780394800189
About the Book
A baby bird has a number of adventures while looking for its mother after falling out of its nest. Full color.
From the Publisher
A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious Beginner Book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make P. D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother? a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
From the Jacket
Illus. in color. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets -- including a dog, a cow, and a plane -- "Are you my mother?"
About the Author
P. D. Eastman was one of the stars of the Beginner Books line with beloved classics like Are You My Mother?; Go, Dog. Go!; The Best Nest; and more!
From the Non-traditional book edition.
From Our Editors
Part of a wonderful series for beginning readers first published in the '60s, this book probably helped not a few parents of the '90s and 00's to learn to read. Are You My Mother? is the winsome and, at times, very funny story of a baby bird who has fallen out of his nest. Kind of lonely and looking to imprint, the little bird begins an informal survey, asking all manner of creatures and things the all-important question: Are you my mother? Young readers will delight in mastering this story themselves and younger listeners will giggle at the improbability of some of the bird's potential mothers -- a cow, a dog and even an airplane! Of course, in the end, a wonderful moment of recognition brings mother and baby together again. Ages 4-6.