It’s pretty amazing when you can look at a picture book and understand the story just by the illustrations alone. It’s kind of like watching a tv show on mute and having the story make perfect sense. I think it’s a difficult thing to achieve, but occasionally you come across a picture book that pulls it off. Which is probably why one of my favorite childhood books was P.D. Eastman’s Are You My Mother?
It’s perfect for a child who’s just learning to read and can piece the words and pictures together like a puzzle. I also love that it’s a story about the importance of persistence. The baby bird is determined to find its mother and its impossible for the reader not to root for him. Read this book to children and they will be very happy to be home nestled in the arms of someone who loves them.