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Children's LiteratureSoft silhouettes accompany gentle questions in rhyme from a young lad as he traverses his farm with his mother and baby sister on a warm morning. Mother wisely answers her sons questions with yes, no, or maybe and provides a reason for each response. The son asks: "Mother, will you ride the foal?" "Momma, will you catch a wren?" Momma responds by saying the foal is still a baby and she will find a stronger horse; she will not catch a wren, as wild things should fly free. She does agree to wash the pig, but not in his sister's bath. Realistic illustrations are done in soft as well as bright pastels to create a comforting, inviting ambience. It is fun to guess the animal just by looking at its outline—without having to read the question—and imagining your own response to each query. One thing lacking in this bucolic work is any mention of Daddy. It appears Momma spends her day with two children in tow without a care in the world, but is not that every child's perception of their mother? Sure to be a favorite book to cuddle and snuggle up with. 2004, Viking/Penguin Young Readers Group, Ages 4 to 8.