Utterly Lovely One by Mary Murphy

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Tender, playful, and full of joy, this ode from mother to child makes an utterly lovely baby gift and will resonate with readers big and small.

Oh, my Yummy One, my Utterly Lovely One!
Look at you, so gorgeous!

So opens a glorious praise song from a parent crane to her little cranelet — drawing many other species into the circle of love as she sings. Warm, funny, and full of energy and affection, this is another gem from Mary Murphy, whose springlike palette is well suited to the story's celebratory air.

About Mary Murphy

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Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of Panda Foo and the New Friend, I Kissed the Baby!, and How Kind! She lives in Galway, Ireland.
Published August 1, 2011 by Walker & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A mother bird lovingly introduces her child to various creatures, great and small, in this paean to baby animals of the Australian variety.

Feb 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Utterly Lovely One

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“You know, my Yummy One, the world is full of utterly lovely ones,” a spindly-legged blue crane tells her baby as they view the array of animals that surround them.

Dec 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Utterly Lovely One

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