This Mother’s Day, celebrate the power and love behind every nagging mom. HT City picks a list of movies and books that celebrate mothers — those who fight for their children, with their children and those who create magic with their simple stories.
The Mother’s Day Mice: Written by Eve Bunting and illustrated by Jan Brett, this is a story about three mice, Biggest, Middle and Little, who head out on a mission to find the best Mother’s Day present. It’s delightful and perfect for the occasion.
Mom & Me:
A book written for Mother’s Day, Mom & Me is a collection of short stories about quirky moms by
writers like Paro Anand and Subhadra Sen Gupta. The book also comes with a list of 25 ‘fun things to do with mom’ like making hand-holders and book marks.
Not Without My Daughter: Betty Mahmoody’s heart wrenching tale about how she goes against all odds to save her daughter Mahtob from an uncertain future in Iran is testimony to the undefeatable maternal bond.
The Real Mother Goose: Written in 1916 and illustrated beautifully by Blanche Fisher Wright, this book has seven verses from Old Mother Goose, including The Cat and the Fiddle and Mary Had a Little Lamb told by the spell-binding Mother Goose.
Stepmom: This flick, starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon, celebrates the spirit of motherhood in a quirky, touching drama.
Juno/Kya Kehna: Stories about teenage mothers (Ellen Page and Preity Zinta) who chose to have their babies against the odds, both movies come with lessons about life.
Freaky Friday: A freak incident swaps the bodies of bad girl Lindsay Lohan with her straight-laced mom Jamie Lee Curtis. What follows is a funny comedy of errors and mother and daughter learn more about each other.
Mamma Mia: Funny, irreverent and all about love, Meryl Streep’s performance as the somewhat ditsy mom leaves the audience in splits as her daughter Amanda Seyfried puts her in a tight spot with her three former lovers.