Written and Illustrated by Nancy Tillman
Feiwel and Friends, 2013. Unpaged. Picture Book
A perfect read-aloud for younger children, this sweet story conveys the deep love of mothers for their children. Mom tells her little one that even if one day he decides to be a rhinoceros, he is so special that she would know him by his "magical smile." The prospect of becoming many other animals follows, but Mom always has a special way that she will still know him. Stunning illustrations of animals, both exotic and well known, fill the pages that communicate the uniqueness of each child. Young ones will enjoy this tender reminder of their self-worth.