Stay Close to Mama (Hardcover)

By Toni Buzzeo, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9781423134824, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 13, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (3/6/2018)

List Price: 15.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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