by Bradley Trevor Grieves
The Incredible Truth about Mothers tells us about motherhood through the world of animals. The photos of mother animals and baby animals are adorable. Pre-readers will love it as a picture book. Young readers will be able to read it, but it’s written more for mothers, so there are things mentioned that might not be age appropriate. My 8 year-old read it before I had a chance to read it and I’ll have to say, it went over her head. There is one photo of bears mating, a few mentions of “damn,” one reference to a teen sneaking back home from a secret date. It’s otherwise very tame. My daughter loved it, but she did ask me how to read “damn.”
I enjoyed it. It’s a quick read. The photos dominate, with a one sentence or less caption on each page. Very cute.