"Where are you going?"
"To the moon. A quick trip."
"But you can't fly."
"Darling, I am your mother," she said, and gave him one last kiss.
On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is cold and his feet are hot, and there is only one thing that can cure him: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her trusty red umbrella, gives her darling son a kiss, and sets out into the unknown.
Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless "night mares" to an island humming with angry bees. But each can prove no match for a mother on a mission. This illustrated short chapter book from the mind of the uniquely talented Kenneth Kraegel comes an utterly original ode to the limitlessness of maternal love.
"In episodes divided into seven short chapters for newer readers, Kraegel (Green Pants) writes a classic quest story with a twist: it follows the parent, not the child.... Kraegel’s illustrations linger on tiny lines and fine textures: leaves on trees, stars in the sky, and wood grain and warmth in the Family Shrew’s tree house abode. Reassuring and warmhearted, the story celebrates a brave and loving guardian who will do anything for her child." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||5 - 8|
|Publication Date||Nov 5, 2019|