This sweet family story addresses a young child's separation anxiety, with lyrical text and bright watercolor illustrations. Genuine, warm, and minimally-worded to be accessible for the very young.
Lili is spending a few days with Grandma while Mama is away. She knows Mama will be home "soon"--but when is soon? Whenever Lili catches a glimpse of yellow, she's certain that Mama's come home at last! But the yellow she sees is just a sundress, a balloon, an umbrella...and Lili starts to lose hope. Grandma comforts her with kind words and trips to circus and beach, till, at last, Mama returns with a warm hug & a special yellow hat for Lili. First-time author Nancy Minchella crafts a gentle story of separation and reassurance, illustrated in the vivid watercolors of Keiko Narahashi.
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Published May 1, 2003
by Scholastic Press.