Monday, August 8, 2011

Loon Baby


Last spring I participated in Children's Lit Conference at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis. At that time Molly Beth Griffin presented her newly released book Loon Baby. It is a sweet book for the preschooler audience about being lost and found again. The sparse text coveys a range of emotions from the playfulness of the baby loon to the terror realizing mother has disappeared from her sight. The readers are reassured about safety and warmth of a mother's love at the end of story. The watercolor illustrations that show a serene lake-scape really compliment the text. Sunday's blog about my loon census experience made me think of her book.

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