Happy Mother's Day!
P. D. Eastman was a remarkable man as artist, author, creator. His talent was recognized and nurtured by Theo Geisel himself. As I look over his list of published work, I count many of my childhood favorites among them. But his books stand the test of sentimentality, for I have read them to my children. They love them, and read them to their younger siblings. That they will read them to their children, I have no doubt. My thirteen-year-old cleaned her bookshelf yesterday, and saved two of P. D. Eastman's books: they were not put in the charity pile, nor even the home library pile, but the keep-it-in-my-room-a-little-longer pile. Are You My Mother? was one of those books.