Mother keeps her babies clean, and close, and safe from har. Mothers are like that. Whether the mother is a pig, a duck, a oppossum, or a human, she looks after her little ones. Carol Carrick's gentle portrayal of maternal love is paired with her son Paul Carrick's evocative illustrations in this tender and reassuring picture book for the very young.
Mothers care for their babies in all kinds of ways. A mother duck keeps her eggs warm, a mother cat washes her little ones with her warm, gentle tongue, a mother goose chases intruders away from the nest . . . and a human mother lovingly tucks her child in and kisses him good night. The profound connection between mother and child emanates from every word and brush stroke as Carol Carrick's spare, elegant text and her son Paul Carrick's luminous paintings join to create a tender and reassuring picture book.
Carol Carrick has written more than twenty-five well-received books for Clarion, including PATRICK'S DINOSAURS, one of the many books illustrated by her late husband, Donald Carrick. She lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.
"Everything about this small and cozy booktopic, tone, formatis just right for the intended audience."
"a soft, comforting remembrance of the good things mothers do...Mothers will like this." Kirkus Reviews
"a reassuring bedtime book" School Library Journal
"A text of very few words with a resassuing refrain floats on shadowy acrylic paintings of animals and their babies." Booklist, ALA
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