Where's My Mom? by Julia Donaldson

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When little monkey can?t find his mother, butterfly offers to help in the search. Little monkey says that his mother is big, so butterfly leads him to . . . an elephant. No, that?s not right! Little monkey says his mom is furry, so butterfly leads him to . . . a bat. That?s not right either. From then on, little monkey and butterfly meet many jungle animals, but they don?t find Mom until little monkey comes up with just the right description.

With Julia Donaldson?s effortless rhyme and Axel Scheffler?s vibrant illustrations, this circular tale combines funny miscommunication with a little bit of science for a charming feel-good adventure.


About Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Axel Schefflerlives in London, England.
Published January 1, 2000 by Macmillan Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a picture book sure to be a pleaser at storytime, Donaldson takes the oft-written theme of a lost child and tweaks it by lightly basing the rhythmic speech on that of the tune, “Hush Little Baby.” A butterfly with a bizarrely human face tries to help little monkey find his mom but keeps missin...

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The creators of The Gruffalo invent an engaging story about a little monkey looking for his mother.

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