Saturday, April 20, 2013
Loon Baby is a sweet, endearing story that begins with Loon Baby snuggled in his nest with his mother.
"In the great north woods
by a little round lake
in a soft, warm nest,
a baby loon lived with his mother." pg. 1
Loon baby is looking for his mother. She dove into the deep lake for Baby's dinner and she hasn't come back yet. Loon Baby is worried and searching for her. He dips his head in the murky green lake but he cannot dive yet. So he waits, and floats and paddles in circles. Loon Baby is a story about the love a child has for it's mother.
The artwork is full of beautiful watercolors is done in blue and green tones. The artwork contains some animals and lake creatures of the north, like fish, turtles, moose and a bear. The effect of the cool watercolors is calming and soothing.
The loon is the Minnesota state bird and while the loon travels south for the winter, hearing their lonesome beautiful call in the morning is a soulful sound. I could listen to the loons sing all day, it is so memorable.