Loon Baby

Loon Baby

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Atop the rippling waves-- the breeze ruffling his fluff-- Loon Baby waits, alone, and wonders: Will his mother ever come back? With sensitivity and a spare prose, first-time author Molly Beth Griffin navigates the quiet panic that Loon Baby experiences in the absence of Mama. Anne Hunter's soft cross-hatched and watercolor paintings shape a serene lake-scape with varied scenes that amplify and illuminate the emotion this book captures. Ages 4 to 8 Grades Preschool to 3 AUTHOR: Molly Beth Griffin is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA program in writing for children and a teacher at the Loft Literary Center. She lives in South Minneapolis with her family. Loon Baby is her first book and it was the winner of the Barbara Kneutson Award at Hamline University . Visit her website at www.mollybethgriffin.com. Anne Hunter graduatied from the University of the Arts and has worked full-time as an illustrator, well-known for her nature illustrations. Hunter has written and illustrated many children's books, including Possum's Harvest Moon. REVIEWS of PREVIOUS TITLES: Praise for Who Would Like a Christmas Tree? by Anne Hunter "A fine Christmas gift for a budding scientist." --Kirkus "Cross-hatched ink and watercolor drawings create lovely, varied scenes of this special habitat in all seasons, while the text gives voice to the creatures sharing it with the fir trees. An original read-aloud choice for the Christmas season."--Booklist "Though presented as a Christmas book, this informative introduction to the different animals inhabiting a Maine tree plantation can be enjoyed year round. . . . An excellent resource for getting youngsters enthused about nature."--School Library Journal "Month by month, animal by animal, from aphids to wild turkeys, the whole year of a Christmas tree's prolific usefulness is revealed. The book remains story-like enough for the very young and meaty enough for the older reader (and for the adult reader, who will learn much)."--BookPage Praise for What's in the Meadow? and What's in the Tide Pool? by Anne Hunter "These volumes are not intended for research, but their combination of informative, well-written texts, and attractive illustrations makes them good choices for reading aloud to young children who are interested in nature."--Booklist "[These] charming hand-sized books with glossy full-color illustrations will slip easily into the pocket or knapsack of a young naturalist heading into the field." --Kirkus Reviews Praise for What's in the Pond? and What's Under the Log? by Anne Hunter "Well written, with very attractive color drawings and endpapers, these introductions give brief descriptions of the physical features and behavior of each animal. Their small size and informative content will make them useful for nature field trips with young children." --School Library Journal Praise for Possum and the Peeper by Anne Hunter "Double-page spreads carry readers over landscapes of newly sprouting grass and along the edges of blooming marshland, and within each, Hunter displays her whimsical sense of size and proportion." --Publisher's Weekly Praise for Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter "A merry illumination of the moon-glowing, green-growing, bug-buzzing profusion of a seasonal last hurrah." --Publisher's Weekly
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,� 2011
ISBN: 9780547254876
Branch Call Number: E G
Additional Contributors: Hunter, Anne

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