Baby cheeps like a bird
and I know why.
When Mama and Papa go out
baby starts to cry.
A calming picture book about separation that will help ease a child's fears
It's hard when Mama and Papa leave home. You want to go with them. You want them to stay. You want to know just when they'll return; and still, it's not soon enough. But while they're away, there's lots of fun to be had with a loving caregiver on the watch. Just listen as she sings playful, comforting songs. Listen, listen and know: Mama's coming home. Papa won't be long. Hush, little bird. I'll sing you one more song.
With nursery rhyme images pulled from traditional songs of Africa, Spain, and the Caribbean, this gentle picture book reassures young children that Mama and Papa will indeed come home soon.
|Publisher:||Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.28(w) x 10.16(h) x 0.35(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 5 Years|
About the Author
PHILLIS GERSHATOR is the author of Bread Is for Eating (a Reading Rainbow Selection) and When It Starts to Snow, which was praised as being written "with a simple, lilting eloquence" in a Publishers Weekly starred review. She lives on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
MÉLISANDE POTTER is the illustrator of Girl, You're Amazing! as well as several other books for children. A professional performer of piano, mime, and theater, she divides her time between New York City and Jamaica.