Little Loon and Papa by Toni Buzzeo

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It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous. When Papa shows him how to tuck in his feathers and dip down into the water, Little Loon rushes away without trying. But then&150GRUFFLE, SNUFFLE, GROWL!&150things become even more startling when Papa's not close by. And as Little Loon hears the reassuring call of his father, he's finally ready to take his first dive.

This warm, genuine tale of fatherly guidance and support is just right for Father's Day&150or any day when a young reader is on the verge of learning a new skill.Dawdle Duckling, was dubbed "smile-provoking" by Booklist and "immensely satisfying" by Publishers Weekly.


About Toni Buzzeo

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Toni Buzzeo is the author of such books as "No T. Rex in the Library", illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, "Dawdle Duckling, "illustrated by Margaret Spengler and "The Sea Chest, "illustrated by Mary GrandPre. She has previously collaborated with Sachiko Yoshikawa on "Our Librarian Won't Tell Us Anything". Toni lives in Maine, and you can visit her online at KENNETH SPENGLER has illustrated several books for children, including Kissing Coyotes and Way Out in the Desert. He lives in northern California.MARGARET SPENGLER is the illustrator of Dawdle Duckling and Little Loon and Papa. She lives in northern California.
Published May 11, 2004 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like many a human youngster, Little Loon resists his father’s efforts to teach him how to dive—until scary encounters with a moose eating weeds, a bear eating a fish, and a beaver gnawing down a tree send him swimming and diving away from the dangers just like his Papa taught.

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This second marshy collaboration for Buzzeo and Spengler (Dawdle Duckling ) allows readers to observe Papa Loon as he gives Little Loon diving lessons.

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