Carry Me, Mama is a charming picture book about a child's first serious attempt at walking and her loving mother's efforts to encourage the child. The Native content is suggested only by the illustrations. A girl and her mother travel about by foot and usually mother carriers her daughter in the back of her parka. The landscape suggests a Subarctic region of Canada. The little family enjoys walking to family members' cabins, drying fish, picking berries, and going to the local store. The cabins are typically wood and have wood stoves for heating. As the little girl grows, her mother encourages her to walk. At first it is just a few steps, as far as a stone's throw. Next it is a bit farther and a bit farther. The repetition of the little girl asking her mother to carry her is met is gentle disinterest but loving encouragement to walk just a bit farther each trip. One winter's day on an outing, the weather changes and snow covers the land. But the little girl manages to walk and even run all the way home to the family's snug cabin. Mother gently carries the child to her bed that night. Some minor points of concern include the illustration of the inside of the family's cabin. Although the drawing suggests a practical cabin with little adornment a blob like image hangs on the wall. It appears to be a crude mask of some sort. Another point of concern is the use of the Tonto-like phrase, many moons ago, in the text. Despite these minor flaws, the picture book remains a favourite of parents with toddlers. The illustrations are coloured oil paintings by artist Pauline Paquin. A gentle story about the parent-child relationship and the joy found in simple achievements.