Monday, September 24, 2012

Mama Mine, Mama Mine

Teaser Tuesday
Written by Rita Gray
Illustrated by Ponder Goembel

Each animal mother on the farm must leave its youngster to take care of her responsibilities.  The babies all call after their mothers to return which she assures them she will do.

"When will you come back,
Mama sheep, mama sheep?
After my wool is piled in a heap,
After it’s shorn, each white curlicue,
I’ll come back, come back to you."

A young boy on the farm asks his mother the same question, and after finishing her work she lovingly scoops her son up into her arms as she had promised that morning.  It’s a lovely story to reassure children when their parents have to go to work.  The illustrations are big pastels of simplicity of the farm.

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