WHO LOVES THE LITTLE LAMB? by Lezlie Evans

WHO LOVES THE LITTLE LAMB?

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Little ones who are messy, fussy, noisy and not particularly perfect in every way seek assurances that Mama will love them in spite of their faults. Whether in the guise of a puppy, wildebeest, porcupine, calf or lamb, even the youngest readers will recognize themselves and be comforted. Evans simply and gently addresses the basic human need for unwavering mother love. Each bit of naughtiness and its resolution takes the form of a question and a rhymed response in a voice that is always kind and accepting. As a coda to the work, a human child who is reading the book with his mama is similarly reassured with a strong statement of undying love. McPhail’s softly framed illustrations in warm tones highlighted with pinks and blues depict the actions and emotions with charm and humor without ever falling into the trap of cuteness. It begs to be a bedtime read-aloud and is a worthy companion to the do-you-love-me standards Guess How Much I Love You and Mama Do You Love Me? Sweet and dreamy. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: Jan. 5th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4231-1659-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1st, 2009




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