Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547254876, 32pp.
Publication Date: March 21, 2011
the breeze ruffling his fluff
Loon Baby waits, alone,
Will his mother ever come back?With sensitivity and a spare prose, first-time author Molly Beth Griffin navigates the quiet panic that Loon Baby experiences in the absence of Mama. Anne Hunter's soft cross-hatched and watercolor paintings shape a serene lake-scape with varied scenes that amplify and illuminate the emotion this book captures.
"This lovely picture book addresses a child's fear of abandonment and offers the reassurance of a mother's love." —Booklist
"Guaranteed to hit the mark with anyone who's ever felt lost and alone." —Kirkus Reviews
"While understated, the story has a sturdy quality that should stand up to repeated read-alouds."— Publishers Weekly