Mama, Why?

Illustrated by Simon Mendez

About The Book

When the moon sails high in the arctic sky,

Polar Cub asks, “Mama, why?”

In this snuggly lullaby, a polar bear cub asks his mother a multitude of “why” questions before he falls asleep: Why is there a moon up in the sky? Why do we dream? Why are there stars in the sky? And why can’t we see the stars during the day? Finally, once she has explained everything to him, Mama ushers her little one off to sleep, explaining that she will sleep too—so she can dream about her dearest cub.

Beloved author Karma Wilson blends the finest elements of rhyme and lyricism in this heartwarming picture book, glowing with gorgeous illustrations from Simon Mendez.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of the author

Karma Wilson is the bestselling author of several picture books, including the Bear Books series, Where Is Home, Little Pip?, and A Dog Named Doug. Karma lives in Montana.

About The Illustrator

Simon Mendez lives and works in Yorkshire, England.  He has loved to draw for as long as he can remember.  He is also the winner of a Gold Star Award from the Association of Illustrators in the UK.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books (March 22, 2011)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442432987
  • Grades: P - 2
  • Ages: 3 - 7

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