Mommy Loves Her Baby/Daddy Loves His Baby
Tara Jaye Morrow. HarperCollins Publishers, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-06-029077-1
Two books in one, Mommy Loves Her Baby flips over to begin Daddy Loves His Baby by Tara Jaye Morrow, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke. ""Mommy loves her baby like the penguins love to slide,/ like hyenas love to giggle/ and chameleons love to hide."" A full-page rendering of a penguin riding its mother's back down an icy slope appears opposite two inset paintings of the other two animal families. The juxtaposition of full-bleed and smaller inset illustrations of various animal families keeps the energy high, and the final portrait of human parent and child brings the message home.
Reviewed on: 04/01/2003