Because Your Mommy Loves You

by Andrew Clements and R. W. Alley

In this sweet companion book to Because Your Daddy Loves You, a little boy and his mom go on a hiking trip and camp out under the stars. Mommy is calm, loving, and reassuring, but also goes far to foster her son's independence by letting him handle challenging tasks and situations for himself. As heartwarming as its predecessor, this read-aloud book is sure to become a family favorite.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544456136
  • ISBN-10: 0544456130
  • Pages: 32
  • Publication Date: 04/07/2015
  • Carton Quantity: 50

About the book

 "Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You."  —KirkusReviews


When a little boy and his mom go camping, mini-disasters abound, and there are lots of opportunities for Mom to step in and fix everything. But instead, with a loving touch, this mommy shows her child ways to do things for himself, going far to encourage her child’s independence. And there is still plenty of opportunity for snuggling under the stars.




About the author
Andrew Clements

Andrew Clements is the author of picture books and novels for young readers, including Because Your Daddy Loves You and the perennial bestseller Frindle. He lives in Baldwin, Maine, and can also be found at

R. W. Alley

R. W. Alley is the illustrator of many beloved books, including the Paddington Bear picture book series. He lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. Visit him at


"Clements and Alley reunite to produce a strong companion title to Because Your Daddy Loves You  (2005)...Sure to connect with children in many ways--the adventure of camping, learning how to do things all by oneself and conquering initial anxieties."--Kirkus "The repetition in the text is engaging, and children will enjoy this tale of an adventurous day hiking and an overnight in a tent."--School Library Journal "With tenderness and gentle humor, Alley's light-filled ink, watercolor, and acrylic illustrations capture the bond between mother and son."--Publishers Weekly