Thursday, September 15, 2011

Loon Baby by Molly Beth Griffin- OPTIONAL

Griffin, Molly Beth.  Hunter, Anne.  Loon Baby, 32 pgs.  Houghton Mifflin Books for  Children, 2011.  $16.99.  Inside cover:  “Atop the rippling waves- the breeze ruffling his fluff- Loon Baby waits alone, and wonders:  Will Mama ever come back?”  This is a simple book that explores a child’s worries that he might one day be lost and alone, without his mother’s love and guidance.  Many discussions between parent and child can occur after reading this sensitive and adorable book.  The illustrations are beautiful.  Each animal the Baby Loon encounters could also be explored in a unit on animals.  Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL

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