Mother Earth's Lullaby (Hardcover)
A Song for Endangered Animals (Tilbury House Nature Book)
Tilbury House Publishers, 9780884485575, 36pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
The bedtime book about endangered species
When Mother Earth bids goodnight, / the world is bathed in silver light. / She says, “Goodnight, my precious ones.” / Nature’s song has just begun.
Mother Earth’s Lullaby is a gentle bedtime call to some of the world’s most endangered animals. Rhythm, rhyme, and repetition create a quiet moment for children burrowing down in their own beds for the night, imparting a sense that even the most endangered animals feel safe at this peaceful time of day. In successive spreads, a baby giant panda, yellow-footed rock wallaby, California condor, Ariel toucan, American red wolf, Sumatran tiger, polar bear, Javan rhinoceros, Vaquita dolphin, Northern spotted owl, Hawaiian goose, and Key deer are snuggled to sleep by attentive parents in their dens and nests under the moon and stars.
Brief descriptions of each animal appear in the back of the book.
About the Author
CAROL HEYER (Thousand Oaks, CA) has illustrated 28 children’s picture books including Humphrey’s First Christmas and Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude, winner of eight state awards, as well as several Hank Zipzer books written by Henry Winkler. Formerly she was a production designer and writer of feature films including Thunder Run (1986), and she illustrated game materials for Dungeons & Dragons and the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Her art is included in the collections of the Greisinger Middle Earth Museum in Switzerland and the Mazza Museum, the world’s largest museum of original artwork by children's book illustrators, and has won awards from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Spectrum, The International Competition for Fantastic Art, The Carnegie Art Institute, and The Society of Illustrators LA, among others.