My Mama Loves Me

I'm Her Little Boy

Children - Preschool
38 Pages
Reviewed on 08/23/2016
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Author Biography

Children's Author Shanalee Sharboneau spent most of her life in Texas. With immigrant Irish Grandparents, growing up she heard tales of Vikings, castles, leprechauns and banshees.

Shanalee's books are sold online all over the world, including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Africa, Russia, Germany, Japan, China, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France. Her books have been recognized by The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, Financial Guru, Dave Ramsey and Former First Lady and Educator, Laura Bush.

In honor of National Reading Awareness Month, Shanalee has received the prestigious "Moving America Forward" Award. She was also featured on "Moving America Forward" hosted by William Shatner on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Her book along with the beautiful artistry of illustrator Israel Dilean, “My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Boy” was finalist by the 2016 International Book Awards in the division Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction and now Readers' Choice 5 Star.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

There is nothing quite so strong and meaningful as a mother’s love. And it’s something that’s there forever, whether we realize it or not. Mothers teach us as children; they play with us as children, and they help guide our steps along the precarious path of life. A mother’s love is a bond full of nurturing, teaching, encouraging, caring, and so much more.

When author Shanalee Sharboneau’s son was born, he had a severe reflex. She and her husband had to watch over young Braydon around the clock for the first six months of his life. She talked to him, sang to him, and did everything she could to soothe the young baby. What worked best was a song she wrote called My Mama Loves Me: I’m Her Little Boy. The song became this beautifully illustrated book with lyrics to tug at the heartstrings. The charm and the power of this author’s simple words will bring tears to any reader’s eyes, much like Robert Munsch’s story, “Love You Forever,” which also spoke of the unconditional love between a mother and her child.

The repetitive and catchy words, “My Mama,” start each new thought: “My Mama Wakes Me. My Mama takes care of me. My Mama starts my day with love.” And it doesn’t get any better than that – the true power of a mother’s love. The last page says it all: “My Mama loves me. My Mama loves me. My Mama loves me all life long.” Beautifully illustrated to capture the young reader’s attention while the charming lyrics will capture the hearts of young and old alike.