My Mama Is a Work of Art


By Hana Acabado

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$12.99 CAD



  1. ebook $9.99 $12.99 CAD
  2. Hardcover $17.99 $22.99 CAD

This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around April 2, 2024. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.

Celebrate tattooed moms with this delightful, loving, and inclusive picture book.

A young boy whose mama is tattooed from head to toe discovers that beauty in the world is subjective and learns to value difference when he sees the world through the lens of his creative mother—a living work of art. Author-illustrator Hana Acabado crafts a celebratory and colorful picture book of accepting differences and sharing one’s unique story with the world. A must-have book for any tattooed parent and a perfect gift for Mother's Day.


  • "This joyful celebration of tattoos, acceptance, and self-discovery is a delightful read for those with or without tattoos, encapsulating the beauty of this art form in a heartwarming and ­accessible way. ­VERDICT: A wonderful addition to any library, as it fosters understanding and celebrates the uniqueness that makes each individual a work of art."
    School Library Journal, starred review
  • “As the often community-focused illustrations nod to famous works of art… the work celebrates the autonomy and ritual that tattoos represent for one parent who is regarded as nothing short of ‘a masterpiece.’”
    Publishers Weekly

On Sale
Apr 2, 2024
Page Count
32 pages
Running Press Kids

Hana Acabado

About the Author

Hana Acabado is a New York-based Filipino illustrator, designer, musician, and writer. She likes to create art and share stories about extraordinary people and different cultures from around our world. She lives in Penfield, NY, with her husband and two boys, Kenzo and Kohji. Visit her at

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