Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jamie Lee Curtis brings No. 9 to town

Children’s author, actress and mom is a valley favorite


By SABINA DANA PLASSE
Express Staff Writer

“My Mommy Hung the Moon” by Jamie Lee Curtis and illustrated by Laura Cornell. Joanna Cotler Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. $16.99.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell have collaborated for the ninth time to produce their latest book, "My Mommy Hung the Moon." It's a love story and picture book in the Curtis and Cornell Books to Grow By series. It celebrates the unconditional love between mother and child.

A New York Times best-selling duo, Curtis and Cornell have produced a book that brings happiness and joy to parents and children. Curtis writes with grace and straight from the heart— sweet and tender. Cornell's illustrations are funny and whimsical, which is her trademark style.

"My Mommy Hung the Moon" is a joyful book that illuminates the love that exists between mother and child, and sets the foundation for a healthy life. The book defines the magical relationship a mother has with her son or daughter.

Readers will rejoice at the devotion a son has for his mommy—his protector, champion and first love—and will laugh along with Cornell's interpretation of his zany mom.

"My mommy's good at everything," says the son, and he means it because his mom makes him feel that she is there for him in all ways.

"My Mommy Hung the Moon" is another triumph in the catalog of Curtis and Cornell. The pair's last book, "Big Words for Little People," debuted at the top of bestseller lists of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly Children's Picture Book and Indie Bound.

"Big Words for Little People" was also named one of Time magazine's best children's books of 2008.

"My Mommy Hung the Moon" follows Curtis and Cornell's eight other best-selling titles, each focusing on core issues in a child's development, including empowerment, self-awareness, personal identity and imagination. This one's about unconditional love.

Curtis will have a book signing for "My Mommy Hung the Moon" at Iconoclast Books in Ketchum on Thursday, Dec. 23, from 4-6 p.m. For details, call 726-4514.

Sabina Dana Plasse: splasse@mtexpress.com




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