Chair for My Mother

Chair for My Mother

What do you do when your whole house has burned up with everything in it? Friends and family come and give you some things that you need ... but after Mom works so hard all day, she has no comfy chair to sit down in to relax. So, the family starts to save all of their change in a special jar. This is the jar to save money for a chair for Mother to sit in.

32 pages                    978-0688040741            Ages 5-9

Keywords:  poverty, money, social issues, family life, mothers, disaster, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Social Studies Curriculum, classic

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


This classic and award-winning picture book was written and illustrated by the celebrated Vera B. Williams and was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. 

"A tender knockout . . . it's rare to find much vitality, spontaneity, and depth of feeling in such a simple, young book."—Kirkus Reviews

After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy. A Chair for My Mother has sold more than a million copies and is an ideal choice for reading and sharing at home and in the classroom. "A superbly conceived picture book expressing the joyful spirit of a loving family."—The Horn Book

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