You Be Mommy Book

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One of life’s great ironies is that children fight sleep while their parents ache for it. Karla Clark’s playful picture book touches on this utterly relatable theme with humor and heart, providing a story mothers and children will delight in reading together at bedtime.

Mommy’s too tired to be Mommy tonight.
Can you be Mommy and hold me tight?

Read me a story and pat my tummy?
Wipe my nose when it gets runny?
Check for monsters under the bed?
Sing me a song and rub my head?
She worked all day at the computer store.
Came home to a big mess on the floor!
Helped with homework—even MATH!
Fed the dog and gave him a bath.

Rhyming text makes for a great read-aloud as reader and listener wind down for bedtime. Parents and kids will both enjoy this wonderful story.

About the Author

Karla Clark is the author of six self-published books-three novels, a book of short stories, and two children's picture books. She has made over one hundred visits to local women's book clubs to promote her work and is an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Rockford Arts Council, and the Chicago Writers' Association. Karla lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and adult autistic son.

About the Illustrator

Zoe Persico is an author and illustrator for picture books and a freelance designer for animation. From adventurous road trips, a night in playing games, or watching storms roll by, she finds inspiration in everyday joys.


  • Hardback
  • Size  26 x 21 cm
  • Publisher: St Martins Press 
  • Page Count: 26