Little Loon finds his voice

Yvonne Pearson

Book - 2021

"Ooo aaa woo woo! Papa Loon's voice calls out long and strong across the water. He warns of danger. He defends his family's home. He even wards off predators. But not Little Loon. He can only Peep! Eep! and Squeak! When an eagle attacks, will Little Loon find his voice in time?"--Back cover.

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Subjects
Genres
Animal fiction
Picture books
Published
Oakland, California : The Collective Book Studio [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Audience
000-015.
ISBN
9781951412333
1951412338
Main Author
Yvonne Pearson (author)
Other Authors
Regina Shklovsky (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

In this endearing picture book, Little Loon desires nothing more than to emulate Papa's long and strong calls—a tremolo, wail, hoot, and yodel—whereas Little Loon only makes peeps and squeaks. Employing the refrain "Papa's call was long./ His call was strong./ It echoed on the water," Pearson presents a number of situations in which Papa's calls serve to protect Mama and Little Loon. Lyrical prose follows Little Loon's growth: "Until one day, as the sun tipped over the trees, Little Loon danced upon the water, flapped his wings, and rose through the crisp air." Onomatopoeia is conveyed in engaging typography, while Shklovsky contributes sweetly expressive, intricate watercolor and pencil illustrations in a soft palette, employing captivating angles and dynamic spreads to hold readers' attention. This illuminating tale simultaneously serves as a primer on the loon and a satisfying, well-paced chronicle of progress. Back matter includes more information about loons. Ages 5–7. (Sept.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Bank Street Books - 2022 Best Children’s Books of the Year (STEM Selection)Silver Winner in the PubWest Book Design Awards (Children’s/YA - Illustrated category)“This illuminating tale simultaneously serves as a primer on the loon and a satisfying, well-paced chronicle of progress.” —Publishers Weekly, starred reviewOoo aaa woo woo! Papa Loon’s voice calls out long and strong across the water. He warns of danger. He defends his family’s home. He even wards off predators. But Peep! Eep! Squeak! Little Loon’s voice is nothing like his Papa’s. When an eagle attacks, will Little Loon find his voice in time?A water bird found throughout much of North America, loons are famous for their echoing calls. Little Loon Finds His Voice is the endearing, coming-of-age tale of one little loon finding his voice, and with it, his place in the world. Breathtaking illustrations transport readers to misty lakes and towering pines, and informative loon facts at the end detail the life and habits of these enchanting birds.   “Share this with readers who have heard loons’ calls in the wild.” —Kirkus Reviews