In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, Because Your Mommy Loves You is about a little boy and his mom going on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy is as calm and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son’s independence in an encouraging and loving way. As heartwarming as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.

About the Author

Andrew Clements is the author of many best-selling books, among them the middle grade novel Frindle. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, and can be found at

About the Illustrator

R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved picture books, including the Paddington Bear series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at

One (1) lucky Lady and the Blog reader will receive:

  • Copy of Because Your Mommy Loves You (Ages 4 and up) 
  • $100 Visa gift card to enjoy Mother’s Day with your family
How do I enter? You have a few options AND EACH COUNTS AS ONE ENTRY. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times a reader can enter (via any of the entry channels) this contest. Please leave a comment for each entry, and include your email in each comment as well:
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Contest ends Midnight, Eastern Time, 5/13/12

Winner(s) will be selected at random.

Prizing and sample courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Contest open to U.S. mailing addresses only

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