Goode, Molly. Mama Loves. Illustrated by Lisa McCue. (Step into Reading series) Random House Books for Young Readers, 2015. $4.99. ISBN 978-0-553-53896-0. 32 pages. Ages 3-5. P9Q7
In this beginning reader, mother animals from dogs and cats to bears, ducks, whales, elephants, otters, and more reassure their young of their love through simple rhymes and colorful pictures. Veteran illustrator Lisa McCue’s realistic pictures help carry the simple text, making this a perfect bedtime story to share with children. This is a reissue of the book originally published in 1999.
January 2016 review by Penny McDermott.