Little Loon and Papa

Little Loon and Papa

By Toni Buzzeo; Margaret Spengler (Illustrator)

Dial Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780803729582, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2004


It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous. When Papa shows him how to tuck in his feathers and dip down into the water, Little Loon rushes away without trying. But then&150GRUFFLE, SNUFFLE, GROWL!&150things become even more startling when Papa's not close by. And as Little Loon hears the reassuring call of his father, he's finally ready to take his first dive.

This warm, genuine tale of fatherly guidance and support is just right for Father's Day&150or any day when a young reader is on the verge of learning a new skill.

About the Author
Toni Buzzeo is the author of such books as "No T. Rex in the Library", illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, "Dawdle Duckling, "illustrated by Margaret Spengler and "The Sea Chest, "illustrated by Mary GrandPre. She has previously collaborated with Sachiko Yoshikawa on "Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything". Toni lives in Maine, and you can visit her online at

Margaret Spengler is the illustrator of Animal Strike at the Zoo. it's true! by Karma Wilson, Dawdle Duckling and Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo, and Storm is Coming! by Heather Tekavec. Margaret and her husband, Ken, live with their son, Matthew, in Sacramento, California.