Oh My Baby, Little One

Oh My Baby, Little One

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by Kathi Appelt, Jane Dyer
     
 

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When Baby Bird says good-bye to his mama at school each morning, he feels sad. Mama Bird feels sad, too. Sometimes it's hard to be apart. But as Mama Bird says, the love they share is with them always, keeping them close until the best part of the day—when they are together again. •From the illustrator of the bestselling Time for Bed, with more

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When Baby Bird says good-bye to his mama at school each morning, he feels sad. Mama Bird feels sad, too. Sometimes it's hard to be apart. But as Mama Bird says, the love they share is with them always, keeping them close until the best part of the day—when they are together again. •From the illustrator of the bestselling Time for Bed, with more than 725,000 copies sold •A heartwarming story about the universal experience of parents and children being temporarily separated

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Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW wrote, "As comforting as morning sun, this sweet, tenderly illustrated rhyming poem will reassure both preschoolers and their working parents that separation is only temporary." Ages 2-5. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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"As comforting as morning sun, this sweet, tenderly illustrated rhyming poem will reassure both preschoolers and their working parents that separation is only temporary."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152000417
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

KATHI APPELT is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including Piggies in a Polka and the Bubba and Beau series. She lives in College Station, Texas.

JANE DYER has illustrated many much-loved picture books, including Babies on the Go by Linda Ashman and Whose Garden Is It? by Mary Ann Hoberman. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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Oh My Baby, Little One 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story for a toddler who will be entering school, daycare or any new situation without their parent for the first time. My 3 year old loves it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I Love, Love, Love this book. I found this book when I was 8 months pregnant with my son, and I almost cried as I stood in the isle reading it. As I brought it up to the counter to purchase I laughed at myself for being an emotional pregnant lady. I soon realized it wasn't just that I was extra emotionally, this story is just so special! It's a very moving well written example of a mothers love. I still get choked up just thinking about it. Buy this it's a must have!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my son when he was about 18 months old. He called it the 'baby bird' book. It was the only book he would take off the shelf and bring to me, so that we could read it together. As a working mom, I rarely got through the first pages without crying, as leaving him each day was the hardest thing to do. The book helped him to understand mommy missed him, too, and I thought of him all day long, and treasured our reunion at the end of each day. At the end of the story, my son always wrapped his little arms around my neck in the tightest hug. He never said a word as we read this book, he didn't have to. It so appropriately expressed how he felt, as well. I recommend this book as a gift for any mom, most especially for those who work outside the home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's the only book my son would sit through. We've memorized it and repeat it together often.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book a year before my son Charlie started school. He has it memorized and when he's anxious in the morning, reciting a few lines always helps to reassure him that mommy always comes back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a stay-at-home mom, but have found this book incredibly helpful in teaching my toddler about staying in the church daycare, with grandma, etc. It's helped her to understand that I'm coming back when she's in someone else's care. She requests it all the time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not a working mom, still this book touched my heart. It's written from the heart (of a mother) and will certainly touch anyone who loves a child so much that it hurts to say 'I see you later'. I was impressed with the illustration, which expresses the affection between the mother and the child so well. The bodies, the postures of the characters remind me of my children at the age of one to three.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a first time mother and elementary school teacher, this book captures not only the love I have for my daughter, but the love i leave with her each day when I go to work. I have bought this book for all the working mothers i know!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book for the working mother to share with her young children. The illustrations are beautiful and precious! My daughters always request this book for bedtime!