Mama’s Sleeping Scarf

Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is a charming children’s story that celebrates the beautiful bond of mother and child. A story full of heart, family and wholesomeness.
~ Momma Braga


Chino loves the scarf that her mama ties around her hair at night. But when Mama leaves for the day, what happens to her scarf? Chino takes it on endless adventures! Peeking through the colorful haze of the silky scarf. Chino and her toy bunny can look at her whole family as they go through their routines.


Mama’s Sleeping Scarf is a heartfelt story that celebrates the unbreakable bond between a child and her mother. With captivating illustrations that reflect a family’s culture and love helps tell the story with such poise.

We loved seeing the bond of the whole family within the story and how the scarf played such an important role within the family. An object that might be so simple for others but very symbolic to this family – it was beautiful to see.

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 5 scarves out of 5! We all have symbols within our families that tie our families bond and joy together. In this story, the scarf is a great symbol that unites and bonds this beautiful family. It was such a great joy to read and it warmed my heart too!

This book is great for children ages three to seven. If you would like to purchase a copy of this charming children’s book, click here.

About the Author

Nwa Grace-James is the pseudonym of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. She grew up in Nigeria and her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, New York Times, Granta, The O. Henry Prize Stories, Financial Times, and Zoetrope: All-Story. She is the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Hursyon/Wright Legacy Award; Half of a Yellow Sun, which was the recipient of the Women’s Prize for Fiction “Winner of Winners” award; Americanah, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck; and the essays We Should All Be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she divides her time between the United States and Nigeria.

Joelle Avelino is a Congolese and Angolan illustrator who grew up in the United Kingdom. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, The BBC, Malala Fund, Elle Magazine, Time Magazine, and Huffington Post.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

~ Momma Braga

* This book was provided in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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