This colorful and reassuring picture book follows Babysaurus on an adventure as he enlists his prehistoric friends to seek his Mamasaurus. Is his Mamasaurus the fastest in the jungle? No. Is she the loudest? No. Is she the best flyer? No! Of course, Mamasaurus has been right there all along. And when Babysaurus needs a little help, she is ready with a big hug and a sweet, leafy snack. For Babysaurus, his Mamasaurus is the best mamasaurus in the world! Stephan Lomp has illustrated several books in his native Germany, and in this debut as both author and artist, he has created a fresh twist on a perennial theme that will win the hearts of little ones and their mamas as they snuggle up to read a new favorite.
Plus, this is the fixed-format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition!
Lomp (A Crash of Rhinos) presents a kind of prehistoric homage to P.D. Eastman's Are You My Mother? A yellow sauropod, Babysaurus, tries to find his mother after he zips down her tail like a slide and soars into the underbrush. Black backdrops and olive foliage create a hint of menace, but Babysaurus remains cool and confident as he asks vibrantly colored young dinosaurs if they have seen his mother. A closing encounter with Rexy, a bright green tyrannosaurus, doesn't quite hit its mark: while the text suggests that Rexy is considering eating Babysaurus, the artwork doesn't bear out the potential danger. Regardless, Mamasaurus's timely appearance saves the day and delivers a happy reunion. Ages 3 5.