Children’s Book Giveaway: Mama, Do You Love Me?
March 16, 2010

This contest is now closed.  The comments will remain open, but comments made after 9:00 P.M. Pacific Time will not be eligible for the giveaway.  Thank you.


Sometimes, I read aloud and she listens while she explores.

When I first laid eyes on Mama, Do You Love Me? (written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Barbara Lavallee), I knew that I would love it.  The book tells the story of a young girl, affectionately referred to as Dear One, who discovers that her mother’s love is infinite.

I will love you forever and for always, because you are my Dear One.

The truth is that at some point or another, every child needs affirmation that their parent(s) will love them no matter what.  Mama, Do You Love Me? opens the door for a parent to reinforce the idea that they love their child even when they are angry, disappointed, or frightened.  In a word?  PERFECT.

I think what I find most delightful about Mama, Do You Love Me? is the mother’s consistency and patience with the back-and-forth dialog.  The little girl asks question after question of her mother – what if this, what if that – and every time, the mother finds a simple, comforting way to reassure her child that she would love her still.

As well, the book is filled with rich and vibrant illustrations.  The mother, her daughter, and her daughter’s doll appear together on every page.  Moreover, each of the illustrations beautifully portrays the Inuit culture.  The characters wear a variety of traditional outfits, are surrounded by arctic creatures, and encounter scenarios (such as dropping ptarmigan eggs) that are unique to their culture.

Pros: This book is a wonderful way to reinforce the idea that you will always love your child, boundlessly and unconditionally.  It would be perfect for a child who, like the main character, is testing their boundaries.  It also lends itself to discussion about cultural differences.  The story is exceptional and educational.

Cons: None.  I think the author and the illustrator both did an extraordinary job putting this book together and capturing the persistence of parental love – it is amazing!

Borrow or Buy: Let’s see.  A book that highlights a different culture AND parental love?  Buy.  No two ways about it.  Buy.

Reading tip of the week: THE COVER.  Spend time with it.  Sometimes we want to dig into the guts of the book and we forget that children, especially babies and toddlers, like to explore the book in its entirety.  That includes the cover.  Read the title and the author’s name.  Discuss the graphics, maybe even compare them to similar graphics on other books.  Then let your bambino decide whether or not to open the book at all.  It may seem counter-intuitive, but putting power into those tiny hands can go a long way.  And the cover is a great place to start.

About the publisher: Chronicle Books has one central goal: to publish good-quality books that are of exceptional quality and content.  If Mama, Do You Love Me? is any measure?  I would say: mission accomplished.

What to do: You can enter this giveaway by leaving a comment below telling me what term(s) of endearment you use for your child(ren) or your parents used for you.  All you need is an e-mail address.  International entrants are welcome.  The giveaway ends Thursday evening at 9 P.M. Pacific Time and the winner will be announced Friday morning.  You can leave one entry every day, for a total of up to three entries.

For extra entries: Become a fan of Chronicle on Facebook by clicking here.  Then let me know and I will give you an extra two entries in this and any other 2010 giveaways for Chronicle books.  (Even if you forget to enter those giveaways via comment.)  In addition, fans of Chronicle’s Facebook page receive a 25% discount on featured titles, so that is something to keep in mind!

Disclosure: I initiated contact with Chronicle Books.  I chose this book because of its multicultural focus.  I had never seen it before.  Turns out that it’s insanely popular.  Who knew?

To purchase this book: You can buy Mama, Do You Love Me? through Chronicle or Amazon.com or locate a local retailer through Indie Bound.org.

Odin the Owl says: Due to an e-mail malfunction, the list of Odin’s fans is running a tad behind schedule.  I hope to have it up before this weekend, though.  Again, if you have an Odin the Owl link or button anywhere, please let me know!


And sometimes, I let her explore the book on her own.


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  1. By on March 16, 2010

    Thanks Sarah for reminding me of this book. As soon as I saw the illustrations on the cover I remembered this book. Not only is the dialogue adorable and so spot on (what little kid doesn’t go through a “question stage”?) but the illustrations are AMAZING! 

    Reading books with illustrations of different cultures is an awesome/early way to emphasize multiculturalism!

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  2. By on March 16, 2010

    My parents always tacked “bean” onto the ends of our names as a term of endearment. And they still do!

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  3. By on March 16, 2010

    We have a lot of nicknames for our son, who is 6 weeks old today! Mostly i call him poopy-doo.

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  4. By Stephanie on March 16, 2010

    We call Jasper all kinds of things: coconut, cocoa butter, cocoa, smoosh, smooshie, baby, smooshito, bean, pinto bean, butternut, butternut squash…and I think there are more.

    I am so excited about this book! If I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it. And I just became a fan on facebook!

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  5. By on March 16, 2010

    I also became a fan of Chronicle books on Facebook.

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  6. By Krista on March 16, 2010

    I’m a fan of Chronicle Books on FB

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  7. By Krista on March 16, 2010

    I call my kid Munchkin, Punkin, Baby Girl, and 1000 other things.  Very rarely do I call her by her name. LOL

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  8. By Krista on March 16, 2010

    & PS.  I finally added your button to my blog, I was hoping to write about it when I added it, but I’m a big fat loser and didn’t get that done yet.  So button is up… post will come soon, because if I didn’t tell you before, this is the BEST. CAUSE. EVER.

  9. By on March 16, 2010

    We have so many terms of endearment for Hadley.  But I think the one we are both consistent with is “Love.“  I also call her “Baby Cakes” and she in turn calls me “Mama Cakes.“  She also calls Elmo “Elmo Cakes.“

    Also, as probably with all parents, ours had a host of nick names for us, too.  The ones that seem to still crop up now that we are adults and in our 30s are “Camma Sue from Kalamazoo” for me, and “The Feaster Measter” for my brother.

    I have become a fan of Chronicle!

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  10. By Elaine Dieball on March 16, 2010

    My parents used to call me “punkin.“ Not “puMPkin.“ Just “punkin.“

    Now that we have little Jack, we have a billion little names for him.

    “Monster mash” because when he was just learning to walk, he’d walk with his arms straight out like a zombie.

    “Little love”...obvious

    “Baby burrito”...because when I take him out of the bath and wrap him in a towel, that’s what he looks like! I even made a little song for it too.

    Baby burrito, one that I love!
    Baby burrito, sent from above!
    Baby burrito, I sure love you!
    Baby burrito, you love me too!

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  11. By on March 16, 2010

    I call him Sultan of the Sea (his name is Sullivan).  We have about 3000 other names for him but that was the least embarrassing. 

    I also became a fan of Chronicle on FB.

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  12. By on March 16, 2010

    With my daughter, I have always called her little one or bambino. 
    With my son, he is my little man or bubbie.  Husband is not a fan of bubbie though so I have to sneak that one in.

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  13. By lceel on March 16, 2010

    Those shots where she is looking into the camera are absolutely gorgeous - and the last shot, where she has the book in her hands, is, as well.  Well done.  Very well done indeed.

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  14. By Elin on March 16, 2010

    I call Emmeline Miss Thing, Miss Priss, Sweet Friend, but Darling is my favorite.  My mother used to call me The Runaway Bunny because I loved that book so much.  Coincidentally, it is another book that reinforces just how far a mom would go to show her love for her baby.  Hope I win this one!

    I became a fan of Chronicle on facebook, too!

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  15. By Saranissa on March 16, 2010

    My aunt has always called me ‘Honeybunch’.  I have no kids yet but I call my husband ‘Monkey’ most of the time :)

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  16. By *emilie* on March 16, 2010

    Alice is “mon petit chaton”...
    I really like the colors on this book, all that turquoise-ish blue looks very captivating !

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  17. By on March 16, 2010

    We have so many names for Cain - punkin pooper (not sure where that one came from), chicken nugget, little bird, monkey man, the list could go on and on.
    I do have Odin on my blog :)

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  18. By Christy on March 16, 2010

    Lily has so many nicknames I’m surprised she knows her real name.  Love is one of my favorite things to call Lill as it was something my Grandparents called me.  I also call her my Little Love and many other things.

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  19. By gretchen from lifenut on March 16, 2010

    We have this book already, so if I win I’ll pass it along to a niece or nephew.

    This is a really great book. Love the illustrations, love the sentiment. I join in your recommendation.

    We have names for each of the kids. Sweets, Kitty-Cat, Pup, Boo, Bubby, Sammyball, Spanky…

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  20. By Sarah@Crazy Love Gamble Style on March 16, 2010

    We call Ava many things, Love, Monster, Avocado, Sweet Girl, Baby, Beautiful Girl. 

    When my friend Krissy had her daughter she couldn’t come up with a name for over a week after she was born.  Boy did I tease her about that one.  Anyhow she settled on Gabriela because it has a lot of nice ways to shorten it.  Gabby, Bri, Ella and so on.  After a bit I asked her “So what did you end up calling her for short?“

    Gabriela Cheesecake. 

    haha.

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  21. By Kristi on March 16, 2010

    we call our 3 month old a million names, too. some of the most consistent ones include: monkeybuns, lovey, turkeytoes, chicken, sweets.

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  22. By Kimberly O'Rosky on March 16, 2010

    Looks like a great book. Love the illustrations!

    We aren’t finding out what we are having so we have been referring to our baby as our lil’ Panda!

    Odin is displayed on my blog!

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  23. By on March 16, 2010

    We call our 6 month old Nickle Pickle (his name is Nicholas) or Luv Nugget. Our big kids call him Carlos, but that’s a whole other story. He’s going to be REALLY confused about what his name is when he gets older…

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  24. By on March 16, 2010

    My dad called me punkin bear when I was growing up.  This looks like a great book and I’d love to win it.  I love your focus on books!

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  25. By erin on March 16, 2010

    Is this ridiculous?  I get nervous and antsy seeing pictures of Charlotte with “real” books near her.  Instead of board books.  Hannah already destroyed one of her board books.  I am terrified to let her near “real” books because she would tear the pages, and *I* love those books so very much.

    We call her Banana, and Bear, Booger, Booger-Butt, Boogie, Punkin-Butt, Punkin, and Hannah-licious.  Brian calls her Han-na-na-na, in a singsong voice.  I love it.  I also call her variations of her mood: Sad Girl, So Sad Hannah, So Happy Hannah, Sweet Girl.

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  26. By on March 16, 2010

    This one is kind of embarrassing, but randomly one day I started calling her “Little Dunchkin the Country Munchkin.“ I have no idea why, it just came out of my mouth.

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  27. By on March 16, 2010

    I call my daughter Emma, “Emma Jemma” and my son Liam, “Bubba”.  I just love what you are doing with books! Cheers, April

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  28. By krystal on March 16, 2010

    I just found your blog through Dear Baby and spent hours yesterday reading about your adventures of pregnancy and new baby! I loved it! Little Charlie is adorable…And you are wonderful! You and her are so very lucky!

    “Mama, Do you love me” was one of my very favorite books when I was little…I had my mama read it to me every night and once I was able to do it alone I would read it to her every night…For some reason though I thought it was our little secret…I thought we were the only ones who knew of this wonderful book! It was between her and me! A treasure!

    I am so glad that you are reading it to your little one! It was such a special part of my childhood!

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  29. By Heidi on March 16, 2010

    We have a lot of terms of endearment for Molly, but we mostly call her Peaches or Sweet Peaches.

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  30. By Jen on March 16, 2010

    We call him our goofy guy

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  31. By Moriah Sunde on March 16, 2010

    My little one hasn’t arrived, yet. But names that my mother always called me (and still does):

    -Penelope
    -Pumpkin Pie
    -Claira
    -MoMo
    -Mew

    None of these make any sense to me, and never have, except for the MoMo one… maybe…

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  32. By on March 16, 2010

    I started calling Alex bug-a-boo. I have no idea where I got it, but it stuck!

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  33. By on March 16, 2010

    My little guy is:

    -Angel
    -Monkey
    -Booger Bear
    -Lovebug
    -Turkey

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  34. By on March 16, 2010

    the first nickname we gave our little guy was “bubby”. Now I call him Little Man or Manny.

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  35. By Clare on March 16, 2010

    Well… hmmm… we don’t have a little one… but, my husband calls me “negrita” which is funny when you think of how pale I am and “chanchita” which means little pig.  He also calls me “cake”.  He has threatened to call our child “ardillita” which is little squirrel or “choclito” which is a piece of corn.  I prefer Penguin or “papito”

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  36. By Kate (This Place is Now a Home) on March 16, 2010

    I LOVE this book. My mom read it to me as a kid, and my sister now reads it to her daughter.

    Also, the picture of Charlotte looking right at the camera is perfection. Utter perfection. She is unbelievably adorable.

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  37. By Momma Bear on March 16, 2010

    I’ve called my daughter Baby Bear since the day she was born.

    I’m a FB fan of Chronicle Books.

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  38. By on March 16, 2010

    This book looks wonderful… :D

    Jude’s AKA’s are Judlebug, Bugaboo, Stinky Pinky, Snuggabug and Stink Muffin…lol.

    My little brother called me Wassie for years, because he was unable to say my name. The whole family took to it eventually.

    Oh, and I am a fan. ;)

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  39. By Megan R. on March 16, 2010

    Peanut…from the womb to an explorative infant…always Peanut.

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  40. By Natballs on March 16, 2010

    THIS WAS MY FAVORITE.BOOK.AS.A.CHILD!

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  41. By Molly (Madam Librarian) on March 16, 2010

    Okay, I’m a long-time lurker, but I adore your blog.  And, as a librarian, I completely applaud what you’re doing here.  It’s downright awesome.  I put an Odin sticker on my own blog recently—it’s so cute!

    My dad used to call me Bub-A-Dub when I was a baby, and has since shortened it to Bub.  Even though I’m a moved-out-of-the-house married lady, I still get the occasional Christmas present To Bub.  Still makes me smile.  :-)

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  42. By on March 16, 2010

    This looks like a great book!

    We call our daughter baby doll because she looks so much like a doll.

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  43. By on March 16, 2010

    This sounds like a wonderful book.  I tell my kids every day that they are perfect just how they are and that I will love them no matter what.  I love books that illustrate that.

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  44. By on March 16, 2010

    I just adore your drive to promote good children’s literature.  This one looks so lovely!
    My dad used to call me kumkwat when I was child, because he said I was too small to be called an orange.

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  45. By on March 16, 2010

    when my father was still with me, he called me Moose, and Moochie (I named my cat moochie lol)

    Im still baking the baby, but we call it blueberry, bcause we found out i was pregnant, it was about the size of one lol.

    My nephew, when he as first born, and came out wrapped up, and in his little hat he looked like a Glow worm, I started calling him Bug, now EVERYONE calls him bug.. or buggaboo, lovebug, buggaloo, buggy, bugger, when stinky… you guessed… STINK BUG! lol he will never know his name is Michael, because everyone in his life calls him.. BUG

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  46. By Stephanie on March 16, 2010

    I call him
    little monkey
    honey money
    stinky butt
    grumpy pants
    little man
    lovebug

    etc etc etc.

    I love this book!

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  47. By Stephanie on March 16, 2010

    I am a fan of Chronicle Books!

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  48. By Alena on March 16, 2010

    I call Sophia “pun’kin” we went through a dozen nicknames before that one stuck.  “Sweet Little Angel Baby” got shortened to “SLAB” by my husband and got tossed out right away.

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  49. By on March 16, 2010

    we called charlie “little dude” when he was in my womb.

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  50. By on March 16, 2010

    Chunky monkey for my soon and swamp rat for my daughter.  Sounds terrible, but I say them with love that overwhelms me.

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  51. By beyond on March 16, 2010

    my siblings and i were called ‘schatz’ or ‘schatzeli’, meaning treasure or little treasure.

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  52. By Sally on March 16, 2010

    Currently 23 weeks pregnant with our first child who we decided to call Bubbles while she was in my tummy. This has lead to Bubbly Bubbly Boo which my husband takes great pleasure saying to my belly every night when he gets home from work :).
    When I was small (and still sometimes to this day in birthday cards) my mum called me Sally-bally-bing-bong-choo-choo, which I have no idea of where it came from lol.

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  53. By on March 16, 2010

    We have many nicknames for Nia. The most common of which is Nia-Bean. (You know, because she looked like a little bean on the ultrasound the first time we saw her… or a mini werewolf. Which got us some odd looks from the ultrasound tech. Woman had no imagination. tsk.)
        I also call her Poopa-lumpa (like willy wonka umpa-lumpas) when I suspect there is a stinky mess.
        I also call her Monster (Is that weird? lol. My little Monster, Arrrgh!), because she is so cute when she growls and buries her face in my shirt. I LOVE it.  She also growls at her toys, the frog and parrot on her jumper, and her books. Then she giggles. Its is A-DORABLE.

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  54. By on March 16, 2010

    Just became a fan on FB :)  Cant wait to look into more of their books.

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  55. By Molly on March 16, 2010

    I call my sweet girls lots of names…

    ~Sugar Booger Boo Boo Boo (long isn’t?)
    ~Honey Bunny
    ~Bitzy
    ~Baby Girl
    ~Darling Love
    ~Angel Baby

    She’s so yummy!!!

  56. By on March 16, 2010

    I call my little girl ‘my little monkey’ b/c she’s always crawling on me like I’m her jungle gym.

  57. By Jennifer Moore on March 16, 2010

    I call my daughter sweetheart and baby girl.

  58. By Restless Mama on March 16, 2010

    Wow!  The Bambino and I are in love with the book, “I love you through and through.“  He has me read it at least 5 times before he falls asleep and I just can’t help but oblige because hey!  I do love him through andthrough.  It is such a sweet book about unconditional love as well. 
    As for terms of endearment, besides Bambino, I call him My Love.

  59. By Lauren @ In the Pudding Club on March 17, 2010

    I call Eloise Pumpkin way too much.  Pumpkin, Pooh Bear, Little Boo. 

    We also call her La Bete when she’s being naughty. 

    And I’m now a fan of chronicle books. 

    I love books that expose kids to different cultures.

  60. By Cynthia Krajcarski on March 17, 2010

    This is my first time entering the giveaway… My heart leapt for this book… I just had to enter.

    The only time I call Isla by her real name is when I want her attention… Most of the time it’s Monkey, Monkey Bum, Monkey Bananas, Silly Willy Nilly Tilly, Baby, Honey and Crazy.

    I also became a fan on Facebook!

    I think the counting is at this now:
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  61. By sarah on March 17, 2010

    My oldest, Elizabeth: sally.
    second, William: konan the destroyer.
    third, Isabelle: sugar booger.
    fourth, Jackson: bubby.

    and of course, they all have been: honey, sugar, punkin, baby, lovie, and the list goes on….

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  62. By on March 17, 2010

    we don’t have kids yet, but i’m sure some of the nicknames from my parents will get passed down!

    punkin
    sweets
    the spit-up king (brother)
    little lambie (brother)

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book!

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  63. By kirsten on March 17, 2010

    Since I became pregnant, we’ve been calling the baby “Little Bean.“ My sister calls our child “Baby Loaf”, but I think Little Bean is a wee bit cuter. :o)

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  64. By on March 17, 2010

    We also call my son Action Jackson, poo face, pooper scooper, pooper-doo…etc.

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  65. By on March 17, 2010

    My daughter is Sweetheart, and my son is Bud….
    Keep up the good work.

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  66. By Alena on March 17, 2010

    Since I’ve already said what I call our little one, I’ll now share what my nickname was:
    Boo-Boo…because I was ALWAYS running into things!!

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  67. By Alinta on March 17, 2010

    This looks like such a beautiful book one I would love to read to my two boys:)

    At the moment our youngest boy is 18 months, and he is nicknamed ‘Bruiser’. Sounds awful, but we mean it in an affectionate manner. He is chubby and so busy all the time, and into everything!

    Love visiting your blog every few nights:)

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  68. By on March 17, 2010

    Another nickname I have for Alex is Momma’s love. See, we’re perfect for this book :)

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  69. By on March 17, 2010

    I became a fan of Chronicle books on Facebook.

    When I was a kid, my great-grandma called me Birdie, my dad called me Janie Bird, and my older brother called me Tweety Bird Head. Lol. I was also called Janie by a lot of the family up until I was 17 or 18. I hated it once I hit adolescence, but now that I think back, it was kind of sweet that they had a nickname for me for all those years.

    Now I call my daughter my little lovebug, my tiger, and little milk maid (lol…the things we come up with are so comical sometimes!)

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  70. By Sara on March 17, 2010

    I call my son Monkey Feet because of how he grabs at my fingers (and lips!) with his toes!

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  71. By Sara on March 17, 2010

    Became a fan of Chronicle on FB!

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  72. By Marla on March 17, 2010

    This book looks so cute! I call my baby sister, Jamey, J-Bird or Baby Bird.

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  73. By on March 17, 2010

    I became a fan of chronicle books on facebook.

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  74. By on March 17, 2010

    I call Bekah Miss Priss

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  75. By on March 17, 2010

    From Mom: Pumpkin, Sweetie Pie

    I think the best ones were as a result of my borther and myself not being able to say my own name (Jennifer) as a kid though.  I called myself Zaszu and my brother called me Her-her.

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  76. By Jenn on March 17, 2010

    I call my daughter Jay-bella, my beautiful girl - her name is Jayden.  We call my son monkey or for a while there, neffik - his name backwards!  LOL

    I became a fan of chronicle books on facebook!

    Pick me, pick me - I remember reading this book to my son from the library and loved it - my daughter will adore it!  I know my son will get a kick out of reading a book to his little sis that used to be read to HIM at her age!  :)

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  77. By Jenny on March 17, 2010

    Growing up, my grandma ALWAYS told me I was beautiful—even during those awkward teen years. I will never forget it.

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  78. By on March 17, 2010

    Stinky has always been a popular nickname in our household!!

    Lady bug, dancing queen..

    Rhyme of their names

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  79. By on March 17, 2010

    I call my twins Little Bear & Brother Bear…
    I was always called goose!
    love the book - :)

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  80. By on March 17, 2010

    Umm..I was called “Fats”.

    FB fan of Chronicle Books.

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  81. By Patchy Patch on March 17, 2010

    This looks like a nice book :)

    I was raised in french in a french Canadian family and my mom used to call me ‘Mon Chouetton’. In french, the word ‘Chouette’ roughly means ‘Cool’. My mom made up the word ‘Chouetton’ which would probably mean ‘the essence of cool’ - I always though that was a pretty sweet nickname :)

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  82. By on March 17, 2010

    Commenting again…also am an FB fan :-)

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  83. By on March 17, 2010

    I call my little girl chubba wubba :) or mommasita

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  84. By Tracy on March 17, 2010

    Oh, the many names I have called my daughter Ellis….stinks, cutes, babes (see the pattern of adding an S to everything?), baby, Belly, and the longest running, Belles.

    I had no idea this book was so popular; I thought it was just local! Barbara Lavallee is actually one of my favorite artists; you should check out her work. I bet you’d capital-L-ove it.

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  85. By Stephanie on March 17, 2010

    I’m entering again! My mom used to call me “stuf” short for Stephanie. My uncle dubbed me “stuffy nickel” short for Stephanie Nicole, so my mom has kept that up as well. The only time my mom calls me Stephanie is when she’s REALLY pissed or really excited! lol. All my friends and such call me Stephanie, though.

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  86. By on March 17, 2010

    I’m not sure what my parent’s called me.  But my brother was batthew

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  87. By Laura on March 17, 2010

    Aiden’s nickname is Sammy, (his middle name). Bugger when he’s being difficult, and bubba when he’s looking especially plump and I want to eat his cheeks :)

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  88. By Virginie on March 17, 2010

    I call both my daugthers “ma chérie” as we’re french (from France but living in Canada).
    But Eva, my little one is “Choupette” (she’ll be 4 in april)
    When my oldest was young, we called her “Pepette” but now that she’s 17, she’s Sasa (her name is Sarah), or “la grande” because she’s the tallest of the two.

    I love your blog, your baby is gorgeous.
    (and I can practise my englsh)

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  89. By Momma Bear on March 17, 2010

    Throughout my pregnancy I called my daughter “Sweet Baby Girl” and it seems to have stuck. 

    I know, I’m not very original with nicknames :)

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  90. By on March 17, 2010

    chubby is a great nickname for a chubby baby too!

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  91. By on March 17, 2010

    My parents used to call me Missy (or Miss).
    Actually…they still do call me Missy.

    Actually….now almost EVERYONE calls me Missy.

    Hahaha….and I became a fan on Facebook! :)

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  92. By on March 18, 2010

    Our nicknames for Olivia are Sprout, Sprouty, and Baby Sprout (Sprout was our nickename for her after the first ultrasound and it stuck.)  We also call her Sweet Baby Girl, Sweet Girl, Beautiful, Sweet Baby, Liv and Livi.  The list is pretty long!

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  93. By Momma Bear on March 18, 2010

    My parents’ nickname for me as a baby/child was “Zwiebele” which is German for “little onion” - not because I was stinky, but because they thought it was cute.  My brother was “Wurstle” which means “little sausage” LOL

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  94. By on March 18, 2010

    love the reading tip - so true.

    we call our little guy:
    baybee, champion of justice, little butt (when he’s being a little butt). little love, crazy boy.

    my parents called (and still call) me Kirsten Bear (after my favorite book -the 14 bears in winter and summer) Baby K, baybee, sweetie pie.

    i love reading people’s nicknames!

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  95. By on March 18, 2010

    Another name for our little guy is mr. moops - this was created randomly by my husband and just stuck.

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  96. By Stephanie on March 18, 2010

    Entering again!

    Since my son started rolling a complete 360 (yesterday!!) he’s now dubbed, “mommy’s big boy!“

    He loves it. Every time I tell him that, he cracks up.

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  97. By Stephanie on March 18, 2010

    Oh and here’s another, just for the sake of sharing more about myself..

    At first, my son was dubbed, “Thumper”, by my husband because of his heartbeat on ultrasound. He was then called Thumper until we found out what he was. And out of randomness his nursery is green and brown bunnies. (we didn’t do it on purpose).

  98. By Noomi Rapace on March 20, 2010

    We will call him the naughty boy…..nick name as naubie


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