Mama Will Be Home Soon by Nancy Minchella

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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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Eileen Spinelli is the author of many children's books. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her husband, author Jerry Spinelli. Keiko Narahashi is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including "Without Wings, Mother, How Can I Fly?" by Norma Farber. Ms. Narahashi lives with her family in New York City.
Published May 1, 2003 by Scholastic Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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yellow hats, yellow pants, yellow sunglasses, and even a yellow duck—but no yellow hat.

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