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Loon Baby

Loon Baby Cover

Loon Baby

By Molly Beth Griffin; Anne Hunter (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547254876, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 21, 2011

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.

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