Mama, Why? by Karma Wilson

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When the moon sails high in the arctic sky,

Polar Cub asks, “Mama, why?”

In this snuggly lullaby, a polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of “why” questions before he falls asleep: 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 she 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.

Beloved author Karma Wilson blends the finest elements of rhyme and lyricism in this heartwarming picture book, glowing with gorgeous illustrations from Simon Mendez.
 

About Karma Wilson

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Karma Wilson is the author of the bestselling Bear books, illustrated by Jane Chapman, One Day in the Middle of the Bog, illustrated by Joan Rankin, and many other award-winning picture books. She lives with her family in Fortine, Montana. Visit her online at KarmaWilson.com.Jane Chapman is the bestselling illustrator of the Bear books by Karma Wilson, as well as Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes, her husband. Jane and Tim live in rural southwest England with their son, Noah, and share a studio at home with views of the open countryside.
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wilson chooses to rhyme her reassuring but pedestrian message, first in a series of animal portraits and then closing with a child whose mom leaves the moppet in dad’s charge.

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/ He glides above to shine sweet dreams / and sends them down on silver beams.’” Mama adds, “When the moon sends dreams of princes and queens, / he turns wondrous stories into dreams.” While the sleepy polar cub continues to ask “why” in response to each of his mother’s lyrical explanations, the ...

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Snuggling up with its mother, a baby polar bear wonders why the moon is in the sky.

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Mama Bird needs to fetch worms, Mama Dog ""goes to see her boy"" and human Mama needs to run an errand or go to work.

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