My Mama’s Closet

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Little girls watch their mothers all of the time, and every mother has an intriguing boutique behind her closet door.  When the little girl in the narrative poem explores her mother’s closet, she spies the corner where her mother has placed items for the little girl to wear.  Creatively and carefully, the little girl decides independently, adjusts accordingly, and emerges confidently to reveal the results. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and not a few dads who love them will read My Mama’s Closet again and again; and many a daughter will visit her mother’s closet to enact the lines of this real-life scenario. Eighteen exquisite paintings by watercolorist Sheryl K. Perry vividly depict the little girl’s actions, and multi-colored text propels the plot forward with memorable lines that linger long after the reader turns the last page.

ISBN:  978-1-4675-5693-4

Hardcover: $20

Publisher: Magnolia Gazette Publishing Corporation, 2013

If you like baseball, art, and children, you will enjoy reading this story in poetic form to your little ones – boys and girls

Johnny Baseball

“When I was just a girl of four, I opened Mama’s closet door” begins this sweet poem about playing dress up. 

Jennifer Hiller, San Antonio Express News

Alice Mitchell is a Mississippi native from Jackson, and her picture book is perfect for little girls who love dressing up in their mama’s clothes. a good book for teaching colors and rhyming words The story rhymes, which makes for…

Clara Martin, Clarion Ledger

The story of “dress up” has never been more personal or more touching. A memory, a sentimental moment, a tug at the heart strings–these special thoughts and then so much more are your gifts when you open the pages of…

Cindy R. Simmons, Mississippi Department of Education

Alice Rhea Mitchell has written a book that is sure to please little girls, moms, aunts, and grandmothers. My Mama’s Closet tells the story of a girl of four exploring her mother’s closet, discovering dress-up clothes, and emerging dressed as…

JoAnne Stevens Connell

The poem My Mama’s Closet is brought to life by beautiful illustrations. Who doesn’t have memories of playing dress-up? Our DKG chapter hosted a mother-daughter tea party where the author read and signed her book, and little girls came dressed…

Ann Harland Webster