What was I like when I was born? The perennial question receives a fanciful response in a tale that takes an interspecies tour of mothers and babies. (Age 3 and up) Holly loves to hear the story of the night when she was born--but first she needs to ask a lot of questions. Did her mother hatch her out of an egg? Did she carry Holly in her pocket? Maybe she fed her baby mice for dinner? As Holly and her dad rule out one imaginary scenario after another, little listeners will be eager to join in, while learning some interesting details along the way. And they'll be just as comforted as Holly to hear one final, satisfying tale of a happy and loving human mother on the day her baby was born.
Sharon Holt has written fiction, nonfiction, plays, and poems for children. She lives in New Zealand. Brian Lovelock, a geophysicist as well as a fine artist, is the illustrator of ROADWORK by Sally Sutton. He lives in New Zealand.