Oh My Baby, Little One by Kathi Appelt

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When Baby Bird says good-bye to his mama at school each morning, he feels sad. Mama Bird feels sad, too. Sometimes it's hard to be apart. But as Mama Bird says, the love they share is with them always, keeping them close until the best part of the day--when they are together again. •From the illustrator of the bestselling Time for Bed, with more than 725,000 copies sold •A heartwarming story about the universal experience of parents and children being temporarily separated

About Kathi Appelt

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KATHI APPELTis the author of many acclaimed picture books, includingPiggies in a Polkaand the Bubba and Beau series. She lives in College Station, Texas.   JANE DYERhas illustrated many much-loved picture books, includingBabies on the Goby Linda Ashman andWhose Garden Is It?by Mary Ann Hoberman. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Published March 1, 2000 by Harcourt Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW wrote, "As comforting as morning sun, this sweet, tenderly illustrated rhyming poem will reassure both preschoolers and their working parents that separation is only temporary."

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When a baby bird's mother hugs him before dropping him off at school, she reminds him that ""even when I'm far away,/ this love I have will stay/ and wrap itself around you/ every minute of the day."" Though Appelt's (Someone's Come to Our House) text has the occasional ring of a greeting card, h...

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