Thank You, Mama

Illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska Published April 2013

Alice goes to the zoo with her parents on her birthday and gets a pet parrot, an ice cream, and a flower—and a lesson on politeness.

This book is a companion piece to Please, Papa.

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Children's Literature Database

The characters’ large, expressive eyes, marcelled hair and stylized clothing take their look from porcelain dolls of the period. Alice, her family and her animals are nicely sized for reading with a group, and the story is simple enough to provide a solid lesson in good manners. Pair it with Say Please, by Tony Ross for a very polite story time. —Lois Rubin Gross