cover image Raccoon on His Own

Raccoon on His Own

Jim Arnosky. Putnam Publishing Group, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-399-22756-1

Jim Arnosky enthusiasts will welcome Raccoon on His Own, about a baby raccoon separated from his family. The fellow climbs aboard a canoe and Arnosky's illustration conveys the raccoon's fright as he floats past a ""great big alligator."" Five warblers call ""Zweet, zweet, zweet,"" bringing him comfort until his family meets him on another mud bank. ( May)