(0)
 
Mama, Why?
by Karma Wilson and Simon Mendez

Overview - ""When the moon sails high in the arctic sky,
Polar Cub asks, "Mama, why?" "
A polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of "why" questions before he goes to sleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky?
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $16.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!
 
 
New & Used Marketplace 21 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About Mama, Why? by Karma Wilson; Simon Mendez
 
 
 
Overview
""When the moon sails high in the arctic sky,
Polar Cub asks, "Mama, why?" "
A polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of "why" questions before he goes to sleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky? And why can't we see the stars during the day? Finally, once his Mama has explained everything to him, Mama ushers her little one off to sleep, explaining that she will sleep too, so she can dream about her dearest cub.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781416942054
  • ISBN-10: 141694205X
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Bedtime & Dreams
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Parents
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Bears

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-01-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Snuggling up with its mother, a baby polar bear wonders why the moon is in the sky. "Moon floats up there/ to say goodnight to polar bears," answers its mother. Of course, that's not enough for an inquisitive youngster (of any species), but Mama is more than willing to indulge her cub. The moon, she says, is friends with the globe-trotting stars, and dreams are the stories that the stars have told the moon. And snow? That's the stars' version of a contrail. If this sounds too sweet for its own good, rest assured that this lullaby never steps over the line. Wilson's conversational style beautifully captures a homespun imagination and the feel of a mother's end-of-day murmurs to her "dearest one." There's genuine magic in Mendez's soft-focus arctic scenes, particularly the way his lighting conveys the warm glow of the moon, the glittering night, and the glacial air. And he gives the bears' thick white fur an extraordinary palpability: it's almost as if it could billow with each turn of the page. Ages 3–7. (Mar.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews

DISCUSSION