Mama, Why?

Mama, Why?

By Karma Wilson; Simon Mendez (Illustrator)

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416942054, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2011

""When the moon sails high in the arctic sky,
Polar Cub asks, "Mama, why?" "
A polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of "why" questions before he goes to sleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky? And why can't we see the stars during the day? Finally, once his Mama has explained everything to him, Mama ushers her little one off to sleep, explaining that she will sleep too, so she can dream about her dearest cub.

About the Author
Karma Wilson's first poem was published at the tender age of six. The poem was ironically titled, "I Don't Wanna Write a Poem!" Growing up, she had no desire to write. But Providence had different plans, and now Karma writes poems for a living when she's not busy being a wife and raising three kids. Karma is the bestselling author of Bear Snores On and Bear Wants More, as well as If I Were a Mouse, Give Thanks to the Lord, and I Will Rejoice.

A day in the life of Simon Mendez includes being bounced or shaken awake by his children, drawing and coloring anything and everything he can think of while juggling the family and trying to avoid emails, telephone calls, and real life then hopefully finding his bed before the sun or the kids rise. He lives in a small village in the North of England with his wife, twins, and Dill the dog.