Seven anxious mother animals ask the title question, "Where is my baby?" The babies are revealed beneath each flap, as are their particular baby animal names (piglet, kid, chick, lamb, etc.), and each makes its signature sound (an oink, moo, meow, quack, chirp, baa, etc.). When turned, the flap changes the mother's expression from worried to delighted. Somehow, Mr. Taback is able to capture a mother's fond look on each of his animal creations. The last spread shows a parade of all the mother and baby pairs.
About the Author
Harriet Ziefert draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.
An "excellent teacher" is the New York Times's praise for Michele Urvater. The star of the Television Food Network series Cooking Monday-to-Friday, her books include the award-winning Monday-to-Friday Cookbook and Monday-to-Friday Chicken. Her 20-year cooking career includes catering, teaching, writing, consulting, and working as a corporate chef.
Amazon customer review:
"This book makes wonderful use of flaps. It has been one of my son's favorite books since he was 12 months old!
The pages are made of sturdy material [that] helps it hold up to many "self" readings by my baby! The lively colored art keeps both child and parents' attention. A must buy! I am giving it to every child on our Holiday list this year."