Where's My Mom?

By Julia Donaldson; Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
(Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803732285, 26pp.)

Publication Date: March 27, 2008

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Description
When little monkey can't find his mother, butterfly offers to help in the search. Little monkey says that his mother is big, so butterfly leads him to . . . an elephant. No, that's not right Little monkey says his mom is furry, so butterfly leads him to . . . a bat. That's not right either. From then on, little monkey and butterfly meet many jungle animals, but they don't find Mom until little monkey comes up with just the right description.

With Julia Donaldson's effortless rhyme and Axel Scheffler's vibrant illustrations, this circular tale combines funny miscommunication with a little bit of science for a charming feel-good adventure.




About the Author
Julia Donaldson is the author of more than fifty books and plays for children, including "One Ted Falls Out of Bed", "The Snail and the Whale", "The Gruffalo", winner of the Smarties Book Prize, and "Tyrannosaurus Drip", a picture book from Feiwel and Friends. She grew up in London and now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her family.

Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri, and became a British subject in 1927. The acclaimed poet of The Waste Land, Four Quartets, and Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, among numerous other poems, prose, and works of drama, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. T.S. Eliot died in 1965 in London, England, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
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