Stay Close to Mama

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Stay Close to Mama

By Toni Buzzeo; Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)

Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781423134824, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012


In the wide, shining world there is so much to see, and Twiga is curious. But Twiga's tall, tall Mama wants her baby to stay close, stay safe from the dangers that lurk near each irresistible sweet smell and sparkling sight that Twiga finds.

With lyrical text and enchanting illustrations, this story of a mother's love will soothe and delight readers of all ages.

About the Author
Toni Buzzeo is the author of several picture books for children, including "The Sea Chest," illustrated by Mary GrandPre, "Dawdle Duckling," illustrated by Margaret Spengler, and most recently "No T.Rex" in the Library, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa. A School Library Media Specialist, Toni lives on an old farm in Buxton, Maine with her husband. Visit her at

Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated many children's books, including the award-winning "Davey's Blue-Eyed Frog" by Patricia Harrison Easton, "Mama's Little Ducking" by Marjorie Parker, and most recently "Can't Sleep without Sheep" by Susanna Leonard Hill. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife and two children. You can visit him at

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