Jean Marzollo


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Jean Marzollo is a children's author and illustrator. Born in 1942, she has written over 100 books, including the best-selling (The New York Times Best Seller List) award-winning I SPY series for children, written completely in rhythm and rhyme.

Marzollo was born and raised in Connecticut.

She is a graduate of Manchester High School (1960), the University of Connecticut ... more »

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  • ''Keep telling yourself and others there are no supermoms, there are only wonderful mothers.''
    Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. writer. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 3 (1989).
  • You may, or may not, have better child care instincts than your husband; but his can certainly be developed. If you don't respect the natural parenting talents that each of you has, you may inadverten...
    Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 7 (1989).
  • If work is part of your identity, think very carefully before you give it up. Giving it up won't make you a better mother; it will make you less of the person you are; and that will make you less of a...
    Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 9 (1989).
  • Good guilt is a product of love and responsibility. It is a natural, positive instinct that parents and good child care providers have. If bad guilt is a monster, good guilt is a friendly fairy godmot...
    Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 3 (1989).
  • In the best of all possible worlds, childbirth enriches a marriage. In the worst, it harms it. No matter how good their marriage is, most couples find that having a baby challenges their relationship....
    Jean Marzollo (20th century), U.S. author. Your Maternity Leave, ch. 5 (1989).
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