From talented illustrator Laura Bryant and gifted newcomer Aimee Reid comes a charming, heartwarming story about a little elephant's love for his mama.
"Mama, when I grow up, will you grow down?"
What would it be like if, one day, Little Gray were the big elephant and Mama the small one? Little Gray can picture it perfectly. He'd shade her from the sun, teach her to make mud, and find pictures in the clouds with her. In fact, he would do for her exactly what she does for him.
AIMEE REID wanted to be two things when she grew upa teacher and a mother. First the overturned laundry basket she used for a pretend desk became a real teacher's desk, and then she had three wonderful children. In fact, her daughter's words at bedtime sparked this story. Mama's Day with Little Gray is Aimee's debut.
LAURA J. BRYANT has illustrated many books for kids, including God Gave Us You, Yummiest Love, and How Many Kisses Good Night? She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
Soft, watercolor illustrations highlight the expressive faces of the two animals and enhance the theme of unconditional love between parent and child.School Library Journal, March 2014