What Would You Do If Your Mother Asked You?

The Cat in the Hat was one of my favorite childhood books, if not my favorite one, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when I saw in one of the many pregnancy books I read, that in an experiment in which mothers read this story to their unborn babies, this “The Cat in the Hat” read to the infants after birth was something they definitely recognized and responded to.

Today I read this story to my baby for the nth time and the exciting thing is that I actually took this book off my own shelf – it’s the same book I would read as a little girl and it’s even signed by the 7 year old me!

Anyway, this book is such a classic that a review would be redundant but what really touched me were the last two pages:

Then our mother came in

And she said to us two,

“Did you have any fun?”

Tell me. What did you do?”

And Sally and I did not know

What to say.

Should we tell her

The things that went on there that day?
Should we tell her about it?

Now, what SHOULD we do?


What would YOU do

If your mother asked YOU?

Ok, I know I’m five and a half months pregnant but it’s getting more and more real, the fact hat I am actually a mother and the baby is more and more present and more and more attentive and responsive. It truly is a miracle of life and reading to my baby happily floating in my belly is just one of those bonding experiences that makes it all the more special.


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Categories: Baby Book Reviews, Pregnancy Week by Week

Author:Alinka Rutkowska

Alinka is a best-selling and award-winning Children's Author.


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