AUTHOR: PATRICIA MACLACHLAN
ILLUSTRATOR: ELIZABETH ZUNON
DESCRIPTION: A young mother cradles and loves her child throughout the day until time to sing her sweet babe to sleep with a timeless lullaby.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: The cover art by Elizabeth Zunon drew me in immediately to this story from the African continent with a common thread known to mothers everywhere. Patrica Maclachlan shares the story of a day in the life of this young couple going about the chores that must be accomplished but taking time to shower love on their newborn son. You almost feel the warmth of the hugs and kisses the parents lavish on their child who is clearly their greatest treasure and the focus of all they do to build a meaningful life. The coastal landscape is breathtaking and a powerful backdrop to a story that highlights the priceless depth and love of family. And if you listen carefully you’ll hear the maternal refrain that transcends culture, language and time urging precious babes everywhere to “Lala Salama”, dream your dreams….”
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