It's always hard for Baby Bird and his mama to say good-bye on their way to school and work in the morning. But Mama finds a lilting, lyrical way of showing how her love is with her child all the time--and his love is with her, too.
But even when I'm far away,Warm, reassuring feelings emanate from this lovely picture book. Mama Bird tells her child how her love slips inside his lunch box, sits upon his shoulder when he sings a happy song, and snuggles on his pillow while he naps. Jane Dyer, illustrator of the bestselling Time for Bed, creates positively touchable watercolors of a pudgy-cheeked preschooler bird and his working mom. Hints of hearts nestle playfully on the pages: on the blackboard under the letter H, and sewn onto his pillowcase. Oh My Baby, Little One will resonate deeply for moms and kids alike, and may make daily separations just a little bit easier.
this love I have will stay.
and wrap itself around you
every minute of the day.
So blow a kiss and wave good-bye--(Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
my baby, don't you cry.
This love is always with you,
like the sun is with the sky.
As comforting as morning sun, this sweet, tenderly illustrated rhyming poem will reassure both preschoolers and their working parents that separation is only temporary. When a baby bird's mother hugs him before dropping him off at school, she reminds him that "even when I'm far away,/ this love I have will stay/ and wrap itself around you/ every minute of the day." Though Appelt's (Someone's Come to Our House) text has the occasional ring of a greeting card, her rhythmic, four-line stanzas are filled with simple images that preschoolers will understand: the mother bird says her love "nestles in your pocket/ and makes itself so small/ that when you're busy playing,/ you won't notice it at all." In the satisfying ending, the mother bird says that of all her activities, "the sweetest thing I do/ is sweep you up and hold you tight/ and come back home to you." As in her When Mama Comes Home Tonight, Dyer's radiant watercolors, this time of anthropomorphized animals, combine old-fashioned trappings with modern manners. The mother bird wears granny shoes and a straw hat decorated with cherries, but she also carries a briefcase and drinks coffee at a business lunch. Each picture, whether a full-bleed double-spread or a vignette, is filled with bright colors and patterns that are quaintly comforting. Given its timely theme and classic delivery, this could be a popular favorite. Ages 2-5. (Mar.)
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
After I bought this book for one of my nieces and read it myself, I bought it for the other set too. I love the message that the book conveys.Published 6 months ago by Littleone
Such a sweet book. Recommended by a friend and I definitely pass that on to you.Published 7 months ago by James & Veronica Fischer
This is a must have book! What beautiful illustrations to match a heart warming texts.Published 8 months ago by suzanne
Not my favorite book. Its cute but my kids are not interested. Too long and seems young for an older child.Published 9 months ago by teresab
After hearing about it from a veteran mom, we purchased this book for our 3-year-old who was having a rough time transitioning to preschool (tears, clinging, the works). Read morePublished 9 months ago by 20BIGRED02