Join award-winning children’s book author Patricia Murphy for a “Mama, Look!” hunt. Search for animals throughout the store with your mom. Then, Patricia will read from her new book, MAMA, LOOK! In this picture book written by Murphy and illustrated by Caldecott Medalist David Diaz, curious baby creatures and their mamas discover the world around them. When a child notices a grasshopper on a plant while outside with his mother, he exclaims, “Mama, Look!” and sets off a series of curious baby creatures noticing other curious baby creatures and pointing them out to their mothers. The human child spots a grasshopper, the grasshopper spots ants, an ant spots butterflies, a butterfly spots frogs, and so on. Told through a combination of the “Mama, Look!” refrain and identifying noun (i.e. “Mama, Look! Grasshopper.”), this simple story is perfect for introducing little ones to the world around them. Patricia J. Murphy is the author of over 150 children’s books as well as many poems, magazine and news stories, and programs for children. Her work has received numerous honors including the Learning magazine’s Teacher’s Choice award, the Illinois Reads award, and inclusion in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
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