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Mama Mama (Growing Tree)

By Jean Marzollo (Author) & Laura Regan (Illustrator)
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Lively poetic verse and colorful illustrations capture the loving interactions between animal mothers and their young in this bright board book for preschoolers. 25,000 first printing.

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MAMA MAMAFor babies just entering the world, this comforting poem affirms the special bond between mothersand babies everywhere.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Mama Mama (Growing Tree) by Jean Marzollo & Laura Regan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Library Journal - 11/01/1999
  • School Library Journal - 11/01/1999 page 125

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Item Specifications...

Studio: HarperFestival
Pages   16
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.96" Width: 7.04" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.35 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Sep 8, 1999
Publisher   HarperFestival
Age  4-4
ISBN  0694012459  
ISBN13  9780694012459  
UPC  046594005953  

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More About Jean Marzollo & Laura Regan

Jean Marzollo Jean Marzollo has written over 100 books, including the award-winning I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme. She says, "Rhythm and rhyme are like music without the tune; they lure and excite the ear. Children love rhythm and rhyme, and so do I. Do you know that I SPY actually has the same rhythm as Old Mother Hubbard Went to the Cupboard - and also rap?"

Jean Marzollo was born and raised in Manchester, CT. She loved reading books and sewing her own clothes as she grew up. She is a graduate of Manchester High School (1960), the University of Connecticut (1964), and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (1965).

She was a high school English teacher in Arlington, MA (1965-66) and the assistant director of Harvard's Project Upward Bound (1967). In New York City, she worked on early childhood research projects for General Learning Corp. (1967-69) and was the Director of Publications for the National Commission on Resources for Youth (1970-71). For 20 years from 1972-1992, she was editor of Scholastic's Let's Find Out Magazine, working closely with the talented art director Carol Devine Carson. She has written books, such as The New Kindergarten, for teachers and parents, as well as articles for Parents Magazine, Redbook, and other parenting magazines.

Jean Marzollo is best known for her award-winning, best-selling I SPY series with the fantastic photographic illustrator Walter Wick. Among her other favorite children's books are: Pierre the Penguin, The Little Plant Doctor, Help Me Learn Addition, Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20, Soccer Sam, Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. After more than 20 years of writing children's books, she began to illustrate them, too. She has retold and illustrated five Bible stories and three Greek myths, as well as writing and illustrating two counting books for preschoolers: Ten Little Eggs and Ten Little Christmas Presents.

Jean Marzollo is also the author/illustrator of online interactive books for children, Monsters for Sale and Castle Crash featuring Teddy Bear and Greenie the Troll. Her website ( has many free stories, songs, and games for children to play on computers, SMART boards, and various handheld devices. She says,

"I love all aspects of creating books and ebooks for kids: writing, editing, working with illustrators or illustrating myself. I am always interested in testing my work with children ages 4-8 in classrooms to see if they 'get it.' If they don't, I fix it. Children are great editors. They teach me what works best for them and what doesn't."

Jean Marzollo is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored the ebooks, as well as some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. Their two grown sons, Dan Marzollo and Dave Marzollo, ghostwrite many of the I SPY books. They have also co-authored some of her sports books for kids. She resides in Upstate New York.

Jean Marzollo currently resides in Cold Spring, in the state of New York.

Jean Marzollo has published or released items in the following series...
  1. I Spy (Board Books)
  2. I Spy (Scholastic Hardcover)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Animals > General > Fiction
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Family Life > Parents > Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
5Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about Mama Mama (Growing Tree)?

Attachment parenting guide-- for babies!  Feb 18, 2008
This simple, beautiful book highlights all of the aspects of attachment parenting. It is comforting to babies and reassuring to mommies. This would be a great gift for a new mother (with Papa Papa for the new dad).
Wonderful!!!!  Aug 27, 2007
This book (and Papa, Papa) are two of our favorites. I now give them for baby shower gifts!!!
I absolutely love this book. The illustrations are so serene, calming and beautiful. The rhymes sound great without risking good content. The message is really wholesome and sweet. My baby really enjoys this book.
This Mama and her babies are definitely "attached" to this book!   Jul 16, 2006
I have never read seven sentences in a children's book, (besides my own) that have had such a powerful impact on me as this one has. It is very hard to find books that demonstrate attachment parenting but this one does it perfectly; a baby cheetah nurses on his Mama, a baby panda and her Mama are co-sleeping, and a koala Mama is "wearing" her baby! Each Mama and baby pictured is experiencing life together, in close contact. This book truly embraces the attachment parenting philosophy. My children love to read this book with me because they still call me Mama and are delighted that my name is in a book. They also like the repetitiveness of the verses and the sweet pictures of the animal babies and Mamas. This Mama and her babies are definitely "attached" to this book!

Wonderful book  Nov 14, 2005
This book (along with Papa, Papa) was given to me as a shower gift for my first daughter. It was always one of our favorites, and now my second daughter enjoys it as well. Both girls love the pictures and the rhymes....and I just love the last rhyme, it almost always makes me tear up. I am going to be giving these books to friends and feel confident they will love them as much as I do.

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