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Reviewed by Alyssa Katanic

Mommy Whispers by Jenny Lee Sulpizio is a sweet book that walks through the life of one little girl from her birth, through the birth of her own daughter. Reminiscent of Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle, which follows a Father/Daughter relationship, Mommy Whispers captures the relationship and special moments shared by Mother and Daughter.

The artwork by Peg Lozier was gorgeously done and definitely adds to the book’s appeal.

I snuggled up and read this story with my own daughters. They loved watching the little girl grow up, get married, and have a baby of her own. Another favorite aspect is the little girl’s cat, which is included in the artwork of each page. My daughters had fun finding the kitty on each page spread, and felt sorry for it when its girl went away to college. This was more than made up for, however, when it went with her after she was married. No doubt, my eldest was thinking of her own dear kitty.

Overall, Mommy Whispers is a beautifully done picture book that mothers and daughters can relate to together. I miss the element of rhyme in this one, but it still carries a refrain that children will pick up on. It can be used to open up conversations between mothers and daughters of multiple ages about their own adventures with the first day of kindergarten, dating, and the dreams they have for their future.

Rating: 3.5/5

Alyssa is a wife and stay at home, homeschooling mother of five, with two boxers, two cats, a soft shelled turtle named after Bob the Builder, and 7 frogs (admittedly a homeschooling project gone froggy). In all her spare time, she loves to read and believes that there is no such thing as having too many books!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Jenny Lee Sulpizio. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.