Be Brave When Mom and Dad are Away!
By Rosemary Wells
Candlewick Press, $15.99, 32 pages
Rosemary Wells has written a charming, whimsical book that both parents and children will be able to relate to. When Mama goes off to work, Little Bunny must be brave. Mama wonders what Little Bunny is doing throughout the day and so she sends him love waves, similar to radio waves, to help Little Bunny get through his day. Mama’s love waves go around the sun and travel a thousand miles until they reach Little Bunny. Then Daddy must go to work and Little Bunny must be brave once again. Daddy also sends love waves that speed like taxis and birds. And at the end of the day, when Little Bunny is fast asleep, he will send the love waves back to Mama and Daddy. Love Waves uses rhyming to engage your little reader. The illustrations easily follow the story. Separation is an emotion that both parents and children struggle with and this believable story will certainly help eliminate the distance and fear, a child feels when their parents are away.
Reviewed by Seniye Groff