Big momma makes the world


When Big Momma made the world, she didn’t mess about. Earth, sky and sea, sun and moon, plants and trees, fish, birds and animals all fell right in line with Big Momma’s plans. What Big Momma wants, Big Momma gets. That’s how it is. It wasn’t easy, either, with that little baby to take care of. But nothing stops Big Momma. Not for a second. Through it all shines Big Momma, larger-than-life and down-to-earth, with her baby sitting on her hip and the laundry piling up.


A clever retelling of the biblical creation, the book portrays God as a powerful, warm, and creative woman who is also down to earth. It combines the traditional creation story from Genesis with the Big Bang theory and the regendering of God as a single mother with baby. Big Momma is the queen of multi-tasker women, who delights in playing with her baby and showing with pride all the wonders of the world she created. The warm illustrations make the book a charming story.

Edited by: Centro MeTRa (Italy)

Author(s): Root, Phyllis

Illustrator(s): Oxenbury, Helen

Publisher: Candlewick Press

City: Cambridge

Year: 2007

Pages: 48

ISBN: 9780763626006

Age Range: 3 - 5

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Empowerment, Female characters, Parentality, Retelling

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