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Where Could Mama Be?

ISBN: 9781950807536
Binding: Board Book
Author: Emely Delcid, Isayanna Lopez Cruz & Daysha Saunders
Illustrator: Ian Springer
Pages: 30
Trim: 6.5 x 6.5 inches
Published: 08/01/2023

A whimsical book about imagination that will comfort kids with separation anxiety.

What's mama doing all day? The student parents who wrote this book know the questions that kids can have when their mamas need to leave for work or school. And they know the power of young imaginations, too! This book encourages kids to run wild with their creativity, while reassuring them of mama's love when they're apart. Whether fighting dragons or earning credits, all these mamas are out making the world a better place in their own way.


Emely Delcid is a first-generation Salvadoran-American and a recent graduate of the University of Maryland. She is a mom to a beautiful young lady, Ms. Mia. She enjoys artistry through painting and makeup. This is her first book ever. Emely wrote this book for the mommies and kiddos who struggle a bit during drop-off. To the kiddos: The time apart is temporary. While you wait for us, have fun and make friends! To the mommies: However you may feel, it is okay; you are not alone. No one is perfect but you are more than enough for your child!

Isayanna Lopez Cruz, better known as Izi, is a proud Hispanic woman with two boys, Elijah and Lexson. She currently attends the University of the District of Columbia where she majors in social work. She enjoys nature walks and planning fun activities for her kids. Izi wrote this book to let children know that no matter where your mommy is—whether it be at school or at work—she does it for you to have a better future with many opportunities. This is her first book and she hopes you enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it for you!

Daysha Saunders was born and raised in P.G. County, Maryland, and is the mother of two boys, Dakari and Dakai. She is currently a student at Bowie State University where she majors in theater and dance. For fun, she likes to travel and to model. Daysha wrote this book to help children get through the rough days in daycare apart from their mothers. She hopes this book helps mothers and their babies cope together!

Illustrator Ian Springer is an illustrator and digital artist based in Silver Spring, MD. He is an alumnus of Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration with a concentration in Book Illustration. In addition to working as a freelance artist, he owns a digital art and entertainment e-commerce business, Immaculate Studios. Ian has created artwork for different companies including Clarins USA, The American Diabetes Association, and Displate. He enjoys using narrative, words, and illustrations to convey stories and express a variety of characters and backgrounds.