About the Book:
(Adventurous and Fun, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book, About Appreciating Mothers, for Beginner Readers, with over 40 Whimsical Illustrations, Ages 2-8)
Charming illustrations and whimsical rhyme present the tale of a little raccoon who decides he does not want to do what his mother wants him to do. So, he leaves home in search of another mother. Wandering through the forest, he inquires of several likely candidates whether they would be willing to be his mother. This includes a chipmunk, a squirrel, a bluebird, an anteater, even a beaver.
Targeted Age Group: 2-8
A change is what a little raccoon wanted.
He wanted to change where he lived
And change whom he lived with – his mother!
Why? He didn’t want to do
What his mother wanted him to do.
“Please help with this,” his mother said. “Can you straighten up that?”
The little raccoon just sat and sat.
“I’m going to find another mother,” he said.
“Fine,” said his present mother, as he got up from the bed.
She asked, “Shall I pack you a lunch of fruit, and cheese?”
His mouth watered, as he answered, “Yes, please.”
“Good luck,” she said, as she handed him a knapsack and waved goodbye.
The little raccoon took it, headed off, and didn’t even cry.
He set off into the forest, looking for another mother
To be his mother.
He came upon a chipmunk who was tending to her young.
What they were doing looked to him like fun.
They were cracking nuts with their teeth.
“Will you be my mother?” he asked.
The mother chipmunk looked up in disbelief.
“How can I be your mother? You probably only chew.
My children can crack nuts with their teeth and chew too.
No, your teeth are too pointy for what we do.
“Thanks for asking. Good luck to you.”