cover image Mama's Right Here

Mama's Right Here

Liza Baker, , illus. by David McPhail. . Scholastic, $8.99 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-545-10043-4

In this lullabyesque tale from the team behind I Love You Because You're You , a kangaroo mother comforts her daughter throughout all her new experiences, such as going to school and running in a race. McPhail's illustrations—the two kangaroos splashing in the rain, the little kangaroo learning how to share a red ball with friends—are just as soothing as Baker's text (“Mama's right here/ And I always will be”). The sweet affection shared between mama and child is sure to make it a favorite. Ages 2–5. (Apr.)