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Stay Close to Mama
the Book: In
the wide, shining world there is so much to
see, and little Twiga is so curious. But
Twiga's tall, tall mama wants her baby to stay
close, stay safe from the dangers that lurk
near each irresistible smell, musical sound,
and glittering sight that Twiga finds.
MOTHER'S DAY DOWNLOAD!Click HERE to download a special customizable Mother's Day Card featuring the art from Stay Close to Mama
Stay Close to Mama BLOG TOUR!
April 30 5 Minutes for Mom Review + Giveaway
May 1 Momma Drama Guest Post
May 2 The Children’s Book Review Interview
May 3 A Mom’s Take Interview
May 4 There’s a Book Review + Giveaway
May 7 Mundie Kids Interview
May 8 Susan Heim on Parenting Review + Giveaway
May 9 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Guest Post
May 10 Cracking the Cover InterviewMay 11 Lille Punkin’ Reviews Reveiw + Giveaway
DOWNLOAD A Stay Close to Mama CURRICULUM GUIDE
READ an article about my research for Stay Close to Mama in the June/July issue of 4:00 Book Hook
Reviews and Awards
Scholastic Book Clubs Selection!
Children's Book of the Month Club May Selection 2012!
"Written with a storyteller's ear for cadence and repetition, the text has a sense of immediacy. . .Nicely composed and pleasing in their use of rounded forms and line, the broad double-page illustrations show up well from a distance. A good choice for reading aloud." ~Carol Phalen, Booklist 3-15-12
"Wohnoutka's large, almost impressionistic paintings grant a rich glimpse of the broad savanna and its denizens." ~ Gay Lynn Van Vleck, School Library Journal, 2-1-2012
"There's no doubt that readers and their parents will instantly see themselves in this loving but ongoing conflict over the need to explore and the need to protect, and they'll undoubtedly find the two characters adorable and reassuring."~ Publisher's Weekly, 1-30-2012