Loon Baby

By Molly Beth Griffin; Anne Hunter (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547254876, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

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Description

Atop the rippling waves—
the breeze ruffling his fluff—
Loon Baby waits, alone, 
and wonders:
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.


 




About the Author

Anne Hunter lives on a farm in Vermont. Since attending Earlham College and graduating from the University of the Arts, she has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children’s books, including Possum's Harvest Moon.




Praise For Loon Baby

"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

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