A perfect story for mothers and children looking to reinforce that special mother-child bond!
Griffin, Molly Beth.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.
Debut author Molly Beth Griffin offers readers a delightfully loving tale in Loon Baby!
Living by a little round lake in the great north woods, Loon Baby spends the evening hours floating and paddling as he waits for his mother to return with their supper. As time passes, Loon Baby quickly becomes unnerved, wondering if she will ever come back. Has she met a moose? Has she fought with snapping turtle? Loon Baby becomes more panicked and more certain that his Mama is not to return and decides to head for home, only to discover he doesn't really know which way home is. When things couldn't possibly look any more bleak and dim for Loon Baby, Mama's black head and red eye resurfaces, providing Loon Baby with not only his dinner, but also his Mama! The two head home in the wind, rain and cold, to their soft, warm nest... back by the little round lake in the great north woods!
This tender story is beautifully written and illustrated. It will surely provide little ones with the reassurance they sometimes need of their mother's dedication and love.
If your child loves this story, be sure to check out:
- Little Loon and Papa, by Toni Buzzeo
- Loon Chase, by Jean Heilprin Diehl
- A Loon Alone, Pamela Love
- The Late Loon, Dean Bennett
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