Publication Date: August 25, 2005
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The circle of life turns in unexpected ways.
Earth Mother awakes with the dawn. As she walks the land, swims the seas, and climbs the mountains, nurturing all of creation, she comes across
Man, Frog, and Mosquito. They each give her thanks for nature’s bounty,
yet can’t help but give her advice about making their lives better. Everybody’s got an opinion, it seems, and Earth Mother is amused when it becomes clear that the circle of life is not without a healthy dose of cosmic humor.
Leo and Diane Dillon lend their formidable talents to Ellen Jackson’s original folktale about the unexpected and sometimes humorous ways that life
Ellen Jackson is an award-winning author of more than fifty fiction and nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Santa Barbara, California.
Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon have illustrated more than forty books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning titles, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema, and Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove. The couple live in Brooklyn, New York.