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Kitty Arceneaux Author Interview

I Can Do What Mommy Can Do follows a young girl as she helps her mother around the house and has a lot of fun doing it. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I wanted to show kids that they are capable of doing anything they set their minds to. Plus, most kids look up to their parents so I wanted to show how it can be fun learning things from the parents.

The art in the book is wonderful. What was the art collaboration like with illustrator W. Smiley Isaac?

Smiley is actually my daughter. I gave her the words and she created the characters and the backgrounds.

What were some ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?

Spending time together. Children being encouraged. Creating a desire for kids to be helpful.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I actually just released a coloring book for black and brown girls that includes positive affirmations. I haven’t come up with another concept for a children’s reading book just yet. But you never know.

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In this adorable book, Tess is a four year old girl who is ready to help her mom around the house. Her mom is delighted to help Tess learn new things. While imitating her mom all day, Tess has lots of fun and looks forward to doing more things with her mom.

I Can Do What Mommy Can Do

Four-year-old Tess wants to try all the different things that her mother does throughout the day. Together, they fold the laundry, go shopping, build a business, and pray, among a variety of other daily activities. Tess and her mother have a fun-filled day together and we learn that Tess sure can do what her mother does.

This is an inspirational children’s book that shows that, with a little encouragement, young children can do the things that adults do. Readers are taken through various task that Tess’s mother has to complete for the day, and at each one we either learn why it’s important or what might be challenging for Tess. Her mother is wonderfully encouraging at every activity.

This wonderful picture book provides plenty of encouragement for young kids to try things. We should be letting kids try things, so they learn how to do them, and we let them know we’ll be there to help them. I also loved how Tess and her mother are shown growing a business. This adds a fantastic entrepreneurial spirit to the book that many children’s books often lack.

I can Do What Mommy Can Do is a charming picture book that will motivate young readers to try things and to do what their parents do. This kid’s book provides a lot of great bonding experiences, teaching moments, and fun all in one book.

Pages: 23 | ASIN: B08B4YJSY3

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