Looking back at Baby’s lineage, Mother describes how long, long, long, long ago, the mother of the mother of the mother of her mom welcomed to the family the mother of the mother of her mom. And so it goes, tracing Baby’s ancestors through to the present day. Russian nesting dolls (matryoshka) illustrated on each spread get smaller with each turn. Each is a different color, decorated with animals, flowers, and other nature-based items. A superbly crafted board book for children ages 2 to 6, “From Mother to Mother” is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, kindergarten, and community library children’s board book collections.
—Midwest Book Review